Florence Stevenson

Florence Stevenson

Florence Stevenson, 91, of Richland, died Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Brookstone Acres in Columbus.


Funeral Service

Saturday, January, 14, 2023  10:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Schuyler, Nebraska  Rev. Sarah Gengler

Visitation Friday, January 13, 2023  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Kracl Funeral Chapel, Schuyler

plus one hour before service at church, Saturday

Committal Schuyler Cemetery, Schuyler, Nebraska

Lunch in the church fellowship hall following committal

Memorials:  family choice

Florence Marie (Abraham) Stevenson was born on March 8, 1931 to John and Ida (Legler) Abraham.

She attended grade school at District 8 and attended Schuyler High School graduating in 1948.  While in high school, Florence lived with various families working for her room and board.  After graduating in 1948, she began her teaching career.  She taught at District 6, District 8, District 16 and District 12 which was in the village of Richland.  She taught all subjects and was janitor at the schools.  Florence attended Midland College in Fremont during the summer months.

On June 28, 1953, she married Ward J. Stevenson Jr. in the First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler.  The couple lived their entire married life on a farm north of Richland.  The land was acquired by Ward’s grandparents, R.D. Smith in June of 1889 and March 1902.

Florence and Ward served as sponsors for the rural Youth of Colfax County.  During summers, Florence worked at Camp Luther preparing and serving meals to the many campers.  She worked on the Election Board in Richland, was a church Elder, a Deacon, was an officer of the United Presbyterian Women’s Organization and was an usher at church.  She received a certificate for being a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian church in Schuyler.

She was a member of numerous clubs:  Happy Circle, Fair Acres Extension Club, Starlighters and Golden Keys Extension Club.  She played in many card clubs including Canasta, Sheephead and Bridge.

Florence was the Richland correspondent for the Schuyler Sun from 1970 until 2020.  She volunteered at District 1 Richland while her sons attended. Her enjoyment in life was her 7 grandchildren, preparing family meals on holidays, baking kolaches, rolls and pies.  She also enjoyed sending cards and letters to many relatives and friends for all occasions.

She is survived by her three sons, Daniel (Suzanne) Stevenson of Columbus, Kenneth (Denise) Stevenson of Richland and Thomas (Julie) Stevenson of Aurora.  Grandchildren Nicholas, Nathan, Rylee, Emily, Zachary, Jordan, and Madison.  Sister Elaine Abraham of Schuyler, sister-in-law Elizabeth Abraham of Minneapolis, MN, two brothers-in-law Carroll Ebner and Theilen Stevenson of Columbus.

Preceding her were her parents, husband Ward in 2010, brothers Donald Abraham in 2007 and Alden Abraham in 2019, three sisters; LaVerna Abraham in 1955, Eleanor Moural in 2004, and Joyce Svasek in 2016.  In-laws Richard (Izetta) Best, Marilyn Stevenson, and Arlene Ebner.