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Friday, April 14, 2006

Amy Olean Stevenson, 91, of Brazil passed away April 13, 2006, at 8:20 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for only one week. She was born August 10, 1914, in Putnam County the daughter of Otto B. Sawyer and Ocie Thomas Sawyer. She was a 1932 graduate of Van Buren High School. As a young girl she and her girlfriends traveled to Indianapolis to the Heckethorn Bakery, there she began her lifetime of excellent cooking and baking. In January of 1934 she married Ray Stevenson. She enjoyed being a farm wife, helping with livestock, quilting and working in the vegetable and flower gardens. She was known to make excellent noodles and pies that were second to none. She was devoted to her husband, her children and her grandchildren.

In the past she was a member of the West Union Church of Christ and was currently a member of the McKinley Hill Church of Christ. She had been a member of the Lena Good Neighbors Club and the Van Buren Home Economics Club.

Her parents; her husband Ray Stevenson, September 10, 1996; three brothers, Roscoe, Orville and Merrill Sawyer; and a son-in-law John Butler preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Shirley Stevenson of Brazil; daughter and son in law, Wilma and Robert Jenkins of Knightsville and daughter Norma Butler and fiancé Jim Pugh of Columbus, Indiana; six grandchildren, Kenneth Stevenson, Dr. Michael Stevenson, Alan and Betsy Stevenson, James and Lisa Stevenson, Lucinda and Michael Miller and R. Scott and Jamie Jenkins; nine great-grandchildren, Ethan Stevenson, Paige Stevenson, Dustin Stevenson, Cody Stevenson, Megan Jenkins, Clark Jenkins, Matthew Miller, Shawn Miller, and Nina Miller; one brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Jean Sawyer of Crawfordsville; three sisters Lorene Miller of Lafayette, Dorothy Roberson of Indianapolis, and Reba Clifton of Dover, Delaware; many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at French Funeral Home with Brother Rick Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and again Monday prior to services. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be directed to McKinley Hill Church of Christ. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.