Delores E. Stevens

Birth Date: 
Friday, September 30, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

WOOSTER -Delores E. Stevens died on May 25, 2019 at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster Ohio. 

She was born on September 30, 1932 in Sparta Michigan where she grew up on the family farm with two sisters and a brother.  She graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Education.  It was in Sparta where she met her husband of 64 years Reuben (Frank) Stevens.   Early in their marriage they lived in Würzburg Germany while Frank was serving in the Army.  It was there that their family was started with the birth of daughter Terry.  Returning to the states they settled in Wooster when Frank joined his brother’s Chiropractic practice.  Delores worked at Wayne County National Bank in the early years and eventually supported her husband as the office manager of his own Chiropractic office.  Their son Scott was born in Wooster in 1961 completing their family. 

Delores was very active in the Central Christian Church where she served in many roles including Trustee.  After retirement Delores and Frank both served as hospice volunteers for 20 years giving loving care to many.  She continued her tireless volunteer work at the hospice store Friendtique until her last days.

Left to honor and remember her love is her husband Frank; children, Terry Stevens and son-in law Bob Salvati of New Jersey, Scott and daughter-in-law Brenda (Sutton) of Michigan; grandchildren, Katy Salvati of New Jersey, Tori and her husband Jake Powers, and Taylor Stevens of Michigan.   

Delores was proceeded in death by her parents William (Bill) and Esther Thorson, her sisters Helen Olsen and Corinne Davis, and her brother Don Thorson. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Central Christian Church in Wooster, Ohio, on Saturday, July 13th.  The service will begin at 11am, with a luncheon to follow at the church.  All are welcome.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that any gifts of remembrance be given to Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 4469.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Celebrtion of Life Service on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster


Dear Doc and family. We are so sorry about Delores' passing. What a loss of such a loving woman, for all of you, and for the world. Her caring and dedication were immense. How she loved her gardens! With much love, Jimmy and Susi.

Dr. Stevens:

Sincerest condolences on the passing of one very "Special Lady." Will keep you in my thoughts & prayers in the days ahead!


Tom & Sue Lavelle
Tamassee, SC

Our sincere sympathy and prayers to you and your family. We always enjoyed visiting with Delores when we came into the office.
Ralph & Virginia Cochrell

Doc, Terry, Scott & Brenda, So sorry to hear of the passing Delores (Moows) I'll always remember the good times spent at the Stevens home way back when!!! Deepest sympathy to you all

Doc, Terry, and Scott. My sincere sympathy to you and family. I know it’s been many years since I’ve seen you and your parents, but my memories seem like yesterday. You will be in my thoughts.

My sincere sympathy to your family for the lose of wonderful wife and mother and friend.

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