Agnes D. Stevens

Agnes D. Stevens

Agnes passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at her home in Richland.

Mrs. Stevens was born August 13, 1918 in Kalamazoo to Cyril and Lillie (Cross) Kolhoff. She was a 1936 Kalamazoo Central graduate and then went on to attend Marsh Business College. For many years she had worked for several area businesses including the Shoppers Guide, she had also worked 17 years as a postal clerk for the Richland Post Office. For many years she was a volunteer dispatcher for the Gull Lake Ambulance Service. Agnes enjoyed reading, sewing and knitting. She had been part of the Senior Services Knitters and made many things for babies and loved making quilts for her grandchildren. On November 21, 1940 she married Herbert Stevens who passed away in 1982.

Surviving are her 7 children, Eleanor Miller of Kalamazoo, Lee (Mim) Stevens of Gaines, Frances Erskine of Delton, Terry Stevens of Richland, Gail Graham of AZ, Laurie (Kurt) Weymouth of Plainwell and Cherie (Marvin) Dow of Lawton; 12 grandchildren; several  great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and her brother, Bruce (Stella) Kolhoff of Allegan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Herbert “Bert” Stevens Jr. in 2007; 5 brothers; an infant great-grandchild; and by her daughter-in-law, Doris Jean Stevens. Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Otsego with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating.

Following the service a luncheon will be held at the church.

Private family burial will take place at a later time at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Agnes may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Library of Michigan Foundation’s Talking Book Library.

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  1. Mary Lynn Burchard says:

    Agnes worked for me at the Richland Post Office and was a great lady. We will all miss her kindness.

  2. Cassandra Doane says:

    My Grandma, though I can’t be there in person, my thoughts will be there. I love you Grandma. Always.

  3. Laurie Weymouth says:

    Mom was a strong and beautiful person inside and out. Love you always and will miss you greatly.

  4. Angelique Graham says:

    I wish I could be there. I am grateful for the times that I had with Grandma. I will carry her forever in my heart and in my middle name. Huge LOVE to my family in Michigan from Arizona. <3

  5. Mara Erskine says:

    My Grandma was the strongest, but kindest woman there was, she was my mentor…I love her dearly and will carry her in my heart…until we meet again….♡

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