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Stevens, Carmen L.

Stevens, Carmen L.

April 8, 1923 — December 20, 2020

Carmen Louise (Vialle) (Martin) Stevens, age 97, died peacefully on December 20, 2020. She was born on April 8, 1923, in Osage City, Kansas, to Henry and Louise (Vialle) Cellier. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Eugene and Jules Cellier, her sisters, Marie (Runyan) and Eleanor Cellier, her first husband, Russell Martin, and infant son, Dennis Martin.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Wischropp (husband Doug); son, Donald Martin; grandsons – Jon Spahr (Katie) and Jeff Spahr (Nikki); granddaughter, Dawn Rea; great-grandsons Logan Rea; Ben Spahr; Elliot Spahr.

Carmen moved from Osage City, KS, to Kansas City, MO, in 1941. She married Russell Martin in 1947. Carmen was married to Rusty for 18 years until his passing in 1965.

Carmen worked for the Kansas City, MO, Police Department from 1962 to 1976 when she retired. In 1969, Carmen married Herbert W. Stevens, who passed 4 days after Carmen, after 51 years of marriage. They are together once again. After retiring in 1978, Carmen and Herb moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, WaKaTa Beach, where they resided for nine years. They then moved to Pharr, Texas, residing there until 2006, when they moved back to Overland Park, KS, to be near family.

Mom’s fondest memories: “Most of her good times are time spent traveling with Herb and any events that she shared with all of her family.” She will be missed immeasurably by her kids and grandkids, who loved her dearly.

Memorial Services and Celebration of Life were delayed due to COVID-19, but are now scheduled for August 14th, 2021.

11:00 - Memorial Service at the Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Covenant Chapel, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224. There will be a visitation prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:00.

1:00 - Graveside Service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest, KCMO 64138, where their ashes will be interred. It will be brief, with a prayer, and military honors for Herb, our proud WWII Vet. We will have an escort from the church to the cemetery, for those who don’t know where the cemetery or specific graves are located.

2:00 - Celebration of Life, The Martin Event Space, 13440 Holmes Rd, KCMO 64145 (Martin City). This will be a casual gathering with some food (appetizers) and drinks. We hope to celebrate the long, well-lived lives with lots of happy memories, stories and cheers.

Memorial Contribution can be sent to American Heart Association at heart.org or can be mailed to American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674

The family appreciates the care and support received from Park Lawn Funerals and all of the love and prayers that we have received from all of you.

Service Information

Memorial Services and Celebration of Life were delayed due to COVID-19, but are now scheduled for August 14th, 2021.

11:00 – Memorial Service at the Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Covenant Chapel, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224. There will be a visitation prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:00.

1:00 – Graveside Service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest, KCMO 64138, where their ashes will be interred. It will be brief, with a prayer, and military honors for Herb, our proud WWII Vet. We will have an escort from the church to the cemetery, for those who don’t know where the cemetery or specific graves are located.

2:00 – Celebration of Life, The Martin Event Space, 13440 Holmes Rd, KCMO 64145 (Martin City). This will be a casual gathering with some food (appetizers) and drinks. We hope to celebrate the long, well-lived lives with lots of happy memories, stories and cheers.

Memorial Contribution can be sent to American Heart Association at heart.org or can be mailed to American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674

The family appreciates the care and support received from Park Lawn Funerals and all of the love and prayers that we have received from all of you.

Stevens, Carmen L.'s Guestbook

Truly sorry! Its so hard to lose a parent yet both so close together. They wanted to be together! True love. Call some time

Terry( Hardwick) Milliman Osburn

Such a sad ending to 2020 to lose both of them. Love you guys.

Kim Bullard

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