Robert Stevens Sr.

Robert Stevens Sr.

BEMENT – Robert D. Stevens Sr., 78, of Bement passed away at 12:50 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 10, 2013) at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement. The Rev. Steve Ingram and the Rev. Don Morr will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Bement.

Bob was born on March 1, 1934, in Dexter, Mo., a son of John and Mildred Aarant Steven.

He married Ellen M. Burns on Dec. 20, 1953, in Monticello, and she passed away on Jan. 23, 2009.

Surviving children include Robert D. (Melanie) Stevens Jr. of Bement, Elizabeth (Randy) Rodgers of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Rebecca (Greg) Olson of Lincoln, Neb., as well as five grandchildren, Mollie and Eric Stevens, Patrick, Timothy and Kyrstina Rodgers.

Also surviving are three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard Aarant of Sikeston, Mo., Ralph Stevens of Imperial, Mo., and Leon Stevens of Timberling City, Mo.; as well as three sisters, Leslie Stevens of Finger, Calif., Geraldine Stevens White of Overland, Mo., and Janice Stevens Baker of Dexter, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and four sisters.

Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bement and a former member of the Bement Lions Club.

Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, has been entrusted by his family to honor Bob's life.