Mary Beth Stevens

February 04, 1956 - October 15, 2020

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Monday, October 19, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Tuesday, October 20, 11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville


Mary Beth Stevens, 64, died peacefully on October 15, 2020, in Kendallville.

She was born in 1956 to Robert and Rebecca (Kimmel) Muesing.

A single mother, she worked hard to provide opportunities to her son, and built a long and distinguished career in information technology. She enjoyed spending time with her son, classical music, needlework, gardening, and baking. She delighted in her dachshunds - Peanut, Gus, and Gracie. She enjoyed a lifelong relationship with Christ and relied on her faith for guidance and strength. 

She leaves behind a son, Nolan Stevens of Cleveland, Ohio, whom she loved, protected, and supported fiercely. Also surviving are three sisters, Barbara (Mike) Wert of Kendallville, Nancy Sible of Kendallville, and Natalie (Kent) Dilling of Wabash; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Beth found joy in her love for each of them. She also leaves behind several dear friends, and many lives more enriched through her acquaintance. She lived selflessly, and championed compassion, empathy, forgiveness, and understanding.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother-in-law, Tom Sible.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville with Rev. Philip Rigdon officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

Visitation is from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, October 19, 2020, at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Out of respect for the healthcare professionals that worked hard for years to make Mary Beth comfortable, and, per the Governor of Indiana, facemasks are required.

Her funeral service on Tuesday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

To honor a lifetime of generosity, in lieu of flowers preferred memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran School Endowment Fund, the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research in Cleveland, Ohio, and the National Parkinson’s Foundation.  Envelopes will be available or may be mailed to the funeral home.

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Guest Book

Cathy I Michelbrink
October 27th, 2020 7:41pm

Gids Blessings. She's now dancing in Heaven.

Karol Oelfke
October 26th, 2020 1:47pm

Barb, My sympathy to the entire family. I hope you are uplifted by your memories and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Campbell
October 24th, 2020 2:09pm

Dear Nancy, You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Love you. Teresa

Brenda Young
October 23rd, 2020 11:13am

So sorry to hear the sad news of loosing your sister, you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Joni and Ed Bruce
October 21st, 2020 2:23pm
Largo, Fl

I have wonderful memories of playing outside on your parents farm with Mary Beth. She was always such a sweet person. Your family have our deepest sympathy on your loss and we are keeping you all in our prayers.

October 21st, 2020 2:18pm

Sorry for your loss .

Alanna Coffelt
October 20th, 2020 7:47pm
Wolf lake, Indiana

Dear Barb & Family. I was very sorry to hear of your sister's death. I know that your family was close, and this loss will be felt by many. My sympathy to you.

October 20th, 2020 3:07pm

Effie & Jim
October 20th, 2020 3:07pm
Philadelphia, PA

Sending all our love and strength from Philly. Mary Beth was a joy to be around and we will miss her dearly. Love to Nolan and family.

Trudie Aller
October 20th, 2020 2:25pm
Kendallville, IN

So sorry to hear about Mary Beth. Have many great memories. Nolan sorry I didn't get too see you and pay my respects. RIP Mary Beth.

Marissa Weatherly
October 20th, 2020 1:49pm
Columbus, Ohio

To Nolan, my sincerest condolences go out to you and your family as you mourn the loss of your mother. I am sending you good vibes, prayers, and peace throughout this time.

Alana Jochum
October 19th, 2020 9:51pm
Cleveland, Ohio

I am surrounding you in so much love and light, Nolan. Your Mom raised the most amazing young man in you. Such a beautiful video tribute to her. You will keep her light shining brightly in this world. With deepest sympathy, Alana

Maya Simek
October 19th, 2020 7:22pm
Cleveland, Ohio

Sending you love and light, Nolan.

Kay Howard
October 19th, 2020 5:43pm
Fort Wayne

Nolan, Your mom was an awesome person! I am so glad to have known her. Please tell all of your extended family that you are in my thoughts and prayers for God's peace and healing.

Rachael and Tim Griffin
October 19th, 2020 4:27pm
Andover, Kansas

I was so sorry to hear the news about Mary Beth. I have so many fond memories of days spent on the farm when we were growing up and Mary Beth always had a smile on her face. Since we won't be able to attend the funeral in person we were happy to hear that it will be live streamed on facebook. There are too many family members to mention here, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May our loving savior wrap his arms around each of you and comfort you in this difficult time.

Jack K. Lane
October 19th, 2020 4:19pm

Sincerest condolences to you, Nolan, and the rest of the family. Mary Beth was a beautiful lady inside and out. It truly saddens me to hear of your loss.

Michelle Sneary
October 19th, 2020 3:34am
Fort Wayne IN

My Deepest Sympathy to all the family. So many fun years, so many laughs with my special friend MB. Prayers to all.

Mary (Sattler) Harp
October 19th, 2020 1:23am
Fort Collins Colorado

My deepest sympathies to all of the family. A great lady

Belinda and Michael Corps
October 18th, 2020 2:14pm

May the Lord , our God, give you comfort and peace in your loss of Mary Beth,

Cathy Calkins Becker
October 18th, 2020 3:03am

May God give you comfort. I love you all.

Cathy Calkins Becker
October 18th, 2020 3:02am

Theresa Wasnich
October 18th, 2020 2:20am
Auburn , Indiana

I’m soo blessed and honored to have had the absolute pleasure to care for and about Mary-Beth ❤️At LLV ... She was soo polite and humble and funny ... she said the funniest things and her joy was contagious :))) ILL NEVER FOREGT THE ALL NIGHTERS WE SHARED 💯.. she had a love affair with popcorn and always had candy/ chocolates for us girls when the work days were rough ❤️.... my heart breaks I couldn’t be right there to make sure u had water and OJ .. the last words you said to me “ your an angel “... NO momma .... your the angel and I’ll miss ya till we meet again in heaven 🙏💯🥰

Margaret Smith
October 18th, 2020 1:10am
115n woodruff rd wolcottville

So sorry. I will miss 😢 her. She had asked me to drive her to Ohio we didn't get to go.

Cherris Lehman
October 17th, 2020 9:56pm

So sorry to hear about your loss of Mary Beth. She is gone too soon. God Bless.

Kelly Walkup
October 17th, 2020 9:01pm

My condolences to Nolan and the rest of the family. Mary Beth and I had many good times. I visited her at Lutheran Life a while back and we had a lot of laughs. She will be missed by many.