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Fred M. Stevens, Sr., 78, of Richmond, died at 10:55 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.
Fred was born Dec. 13, 1929 in Richmond, the son of Lee O. and Ruth M. (Bowers) Stevens. He married Carol S. Zuklin of Richmond, on June 24, 1964; she survives of the home.
Fred was a mechanic for Green Quarry for 25 years before retiring in 1995. He had previously been a truck driver for Steva Stone. He was a member of the Excelsior Springs VFW Post #741. Fred lived in Rayville and the Richmond areas most of his life. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his wife, Carol, other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Fred M. Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Katherine, of Hardin; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol A. Houser and her husband, Jerry, of Smithville; two half-brothers and their spouses, Clarence Stevens and his wife, Dorothy, of Richmond, and Edgar Stevens and his wife, Sharon, of Excelsior Springs; one half-sister, Josephine Ritchie of Richmond; and six grandchildren, Joshua Scott Stevens, Jacob Kyle Stevens, Holly Katherine Stevens, Tanner Lane Houser, Cody Joe Houser and Megan Ann Houser.
In addition to his parents, his stepmother, Vivian G. Stevens, one half-brother, Donald Stevens, and one sister, Martha Ellen Clements, preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fred Stevens Memorial Fund.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Richmond, where the American Legion Post #237 and the Richmond VFW Post #4398 will conduct military graveside services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.