Linda Marie (Steele) Stevens, 72, went to be with our Lord & Savior on March 5, 2022 at 5:20 pm. She was born October 6, 1949 in Danville, IL to Bert Lee Steele Jr. and Eva Mary (Kabasinskas) Steele.
Linda enjoyed her flowers, playing cards, dice, Bingo, singing karaoke, flea marketing, and going to auctions. She was a graduate of Westville High School and married the love of her life and soul mate, Richard Harold Stevens on August 7, 1971. She was a member of the Society of Indian Lore and helped organize the trail of tears monument placement at Ellsworth Park. She was presented with the key to the city of Rochester, IN at the Potawatomi Rendezvous. Linda also helped get donations to the reservations for The Native Americans and loved to go the pow wows to learn more about her Cherokee heritage. She enjoyed both her Lithuanian and Cherokee heritage and loved to cook her Lithuanian dishes. She served as the President for The Women's Auxiliary American Legion, Post 51, the Vermilion County board, as well as being a precinct committeemen. More than anything Linda was devoted to her family and loved them dearly.
Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Mary (Kabasinskas) Steele; father, Bert Lee Steele Jr.; brother, James Dale Steele.
She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Harold Stevens of Danville; daughters, Amy Trosper (Donnie Stranger) of Ladoga, IN, Jenny Marsh (Tom) of Danville; son, Richard Stevens (Amanda) of Tampa, FL; 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren; brothers, George Steele (Sharon) of Georgetown, Robert Steele (Kelly) of Catlin and sisters, Patricia Petkus (Mike) of Danville and Dianne Bush (Mike) of Westville.
Please join us for a memorial service to celebrate the life of Linda. We will gather together at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Forest Glen at the Edgewood Center to remember this wonderful woman who will be greatly missed. Please bring your fondest memories of Linda to share with family & friends. Special thank you to Pastor Phil Jackson & Traditions Hospice for making her as comfortable as possible & able to stay home with her family & friends.
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