The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

Gary P. Stevens

Gary P. Stevens, 74, of Ohio City, passed away at 7:44 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021, at The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Gary P. Stevens

He was born February 3, 1947, in Van Wert, the son of James Howard and Viola F. (Heath) Stevens, who both preceded him in death. On October 18, 1969, he married the former Connie Sue Gribler, who survives.

Other survivors include his son, Raymond Stevens of Ohio City; a sister, Sharon K. Norman of North Manchester, Indiana; and two brothers, Donald W. Stevens and Gayle L. (Karen) Stevens, both of Van Wert.

Gary was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Gibson and Janella Lovelette; and three brothers, David James Stevens and two brothers in infancy.

Gary attended Crestview High School and was affiliated with Olive Branch Church of God. He had worked at Borden’s Foods, then at Kennedy Manufacturing for 38 years. Gary had been a member of the Van Wert Chiefs roller hockey team. Later, he enjoyed bowling, pitching horseshoes, and playing cards.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Randy Bevington officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City. 

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the funeral home.

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POSTED: 07/18/21 at 9:12 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries