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Joe Malcolm StevensPassing: July 12, 2021


Liberty Christian Cemetery

Graveside Service

Saturday, June 17th @ 1:30 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, July 17th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Liberty Christian Cemetery

Saturday, July 17th @ 1:30 p.m.

MITCHELL – Joe Malcolm Stevens, 79, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born November 23, 1941, in Mitchell, he was the son of Robert B. and Mildred L. (Duncan) Stevens.  He married Rita J. Kimble on November 11, 1961.

Joe worked several years at Roberts Brass before retiring after 20 plus years from Lehigh Cement Company. He was a 1959 graduate of Mitchell High School.  Joe farmed most of his life. After retirement, he spent most of his time restoring tractors and going to tractor shows. Joe loved his family.

Rita J. Stevens of Mitchell
Donald E. (Lisa) Stevens of Mitchell
Tammie S. (Jeremy) Hensley of Mitchell
Michael J. Stevens of Orleans
Mason Cole Hensley
three step-granddaughters, two step-great granddaughters, and four step-great grandsons
Dale L. Stevens of Columbus
Martha (Gene) Standish of Heltonville

His parents and brother, Robert Stevens, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Liberty Christian Cemetery in Orleans with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center

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15 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: July 14, 2021
    Rita, Donnie and family, Saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. He was a respected coworker and I considered him a friend. He was one of the good guys!
  2. Guest: Lorrie Chaney | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 14, 2021
    Rita, I have been very blessed to meet you, Joe, Michael and the rest of the family. I’m very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I’m sure he’ll be looking down upon you all with love! My condolences, Lorrie Chaney
  3. Guest: Scott Fields | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 14, 2021
    Don and family, Was saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. So enjoyed working with him during his time at Lehigh. Was one of the smartest mechanical guys I ever had the pleasure to work with. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you remember all the past good times you all had. Peace, ~pete
  4. Guest: Michelle Williams | ORLEANS
    Date: July 14, 2021
    Donnie, Lisa and family, I'm so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Michelle & Kevin
  5. Guest: Michael & Donna Villarreal | Mitchell
    Date: July 14, 2021
    Rita and Family, Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you.
  6. Guest: Jackie crozier | Springville Indiana
    Date: July 14, 2021
    So sorry for your loss Jeremy And Tammy
  7. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Donnie, I am so thankful I could work around and for your father at Lehigh. He was a very intelligent person. May GOD bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. Chuck Cooper
  8. Guest: Teresa Chastain | Mitchell
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Rita and family, I'm so sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Anna Reed | Bedford Indiana
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Rita, I'm so sorry to hear about Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  10. Guest: Jerry Allen | Indiana
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Rita, and Donnie, so sorry for your loss. Joe was a really good person, and well respected by all. I am honored that I was ask to speak at this service, however, we are leaving for Florida Friday morning at 5am. I'm sorry I will miss it. Joe was a good friend. From Brass, and Lehigh. God bless.
  11. Guest: Mary Porter Clipp | Columbus IN
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Rita, I am so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
  12. Guest: Larry and Connie Smith | Mitchell IN
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Rita and family, so sorry for your loss.
  13. Guest: Michelle Porter | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: July 13, 2021
    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Joe was sick. He was a good fellow. Keeping your family in my prayers
  14. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 13, 2021
    Thoughts and Prayers for Your Family, I know Your feeling. I will be thinking of you.
  15. Guest: Lesa Bryant | Noblesville
    Date: July 13, 2021
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