Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
Dr. Reuben Franklin Stevens died on August 5th, 2020 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, Ohio. He was born on October 16, 1933 in Paw Paw, Michigan where his father, the Rev. Joseph Reuben Stevens, was pastor of a small Baptist Church. After his father’s passing, he and his mother, Gertrude, moved to Sparta, Michigan. It was in Sparta that he met his bride of 64 years, Delores Eileen Thorson. Early in their marriage the couple lived in Würzburg, Germany while Frank was serving in the Army at the 10th Field Hospital. Their family was started in Germany with the birth of daughter, Terry. Returning to the states, they settled in Wooster where Frank joined his brother’s Chiropractic practice. Their son, Scott, was born in Wooster in 1961, completing their family. Frank pursued his own practice in Wooster and Millersburg, retiring in 1998.
Frank was an active member in the Wooster community for 55 years, serving as president of the Jaycees and participating as a member of the Rotary Club. He was a member of Central Christian Church since 1958 and was given the distinction of Elder Emeritus. After his retirement, Frank was a volunteer with LifeCare Hospice and served on the board of directors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed a post retirement hobby of carving and painting birds of all kinds.
Left to honor and remember his love are his children, Terry Stevens and husband Bob Salvati of New Jersey, Scott and wife Brenda (Sutton) Stevens of Michigan; grandchildren, Katy Salvati of New Jersey, Jake and Tori (Stevens) Powers, and Taylor Stevens of Michigan.
Dr. Stevens was proceeded in death by his wife Delores E. Stevens, parents Gertrude Phillips Stevens Coleman and Reverend Joseph Stevens, and brother Dr. Thomas Stevens.
The family requests that any gifts of remembrance be given to Wayne County Lifecare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
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