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Beverly Jean Swain Stevens

Beverly Jean Swain Stevens, 73, passed away at home with her loving family Sept. 3, after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma blood cancer. Bev was born in Akron, Aug. 24, 1948 to Gordon and Jean (Adair) Swain. She was a lifetime resident of the Norton area. She graduated from Norton High School in 1966, and from Ohio University Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Education in 1970. Bev was married to Ronald D. Stevens, and just celebrated her 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary with Ron July 24. She worked as a school teacher in Cincinnati, Landstuhl Army Medical base in Germany, and mostly in Wadsworth City Schools for a 30 year education career. After retirement she enjoyed sewing and was an active member of the KISS Quilt Guild for 20 plus years, Norton Women’s Club, Norton Women’s Tennis, and several other local organizations. She made quilts for the Women’s Club Xmas raffle for 16 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends. Her real joy came from her grandchildren Branden, Amelia, and Ivey. Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Jean Swain; and by her son, Jonathan Paul Stevens. She is survived by her husband, Ron; her brothers, Gordon Dennis Swain, Jeffery Swain, and James Swain and their families. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Thomas J. (Alaina) Stevens and Ronald W. (Mitch Bonifay) Stevens; sister-in-law, Pamela J. Bertucci; and grandchildren, Branden J. Stevens, Amelia J. Stevens, and Ivey A. Stevens. Due to Bev’s battle with cancer, cremation has taken place. Services have been held. Inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation at Condolences and memories may be shared with Bev’s family at, Norton, 330-825-3633

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