Barbara Jean Stevenson

Nov. 17, 1935 – Dec. 3, 2021

Barbara Jean Stevenson, 86, Noblesville, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 17, 1935, in Noblesville, Ind. to George A. Layton and Esta (Huffman) Reagan.

Mrs. Stevenson graduated from Lapel High School in 1953. She was a homemaker most of her life. She worked for Brockway Glass for a short time and also worked for the Hamilton Southeastern School System as a Secretary for the High School in the 1970’s. She was a member of the Braden River United Methodist Church in Bradenton, Fla. She loved through life. She had many special friends and loved spending time with them and her family. She was active with her Emmaus Community. She and Kay Don also enjoyed their motorcycle trips around the country and met many special friends along the way.

Survivors include her husband Kay Don Stevenson of Noblesville of 66 years; children, Robin (Jeff) Passwater of Pendleton, Tracy Stevenson of Westfield, Lezlie Cook of Bradenton, Fla. and Keri (Jeff) Moore of Cicero; sister, Jan (Jim) Baker of Anderson; grandchildren, Nick Passwater, Aaron Stevenson, Amanda Kirklin, Adam Stevenson, Angela Poisel, David Cook, Steven Cook, Ivery Cook, Travis Moore, Jenna Goodnight, Justyn Webb, and Alex Moore; and 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; her life-long friend Sam Swadley; and three of the five fabulous friends, Doris Barker, Myrna Sauer, and Sue Haines.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Ileen Layton; godparents, Glen (Catherine) Swadley; brothers, James Layton, and Charles Layton; a son-in-law, Donald E. Cook Jr; and special friend Harriett Turner.

Visitation is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home. A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel, Ind., with Rev. Steve Fair officiating.

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