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Stevens, Carmen L.

Stevens, Carmen L.

April 8, 1923 — December 20, 2020

Carmen Louise (Cellier) 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.

We will have a joint Memorial Service and a Celebration of Life for Herb & Carmen, later in summer 2021, date TBD, when we can gather safely.

Memorial Contribution can be sent to American Heart Association at heart.org.

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

We will have a joint Memorial Service and a Celebration of Life for Herb & Carmen, later in summer 2021, date TBD, when we can gather safely.

Memorial Contribution can be sent to American Heart Association at heart.org.

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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