Emma Clara Malone Stevenson, age 91, a lifelong resident of Saunemin, IL died February 19, 2013 in Schaumburg, IL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, with Father David Sabel officiating. Visitation will be Friday, February 22, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Loretto. Memorials in Emma’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Pontiac or OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, Bloomington.>
She was born September 5, 1921, the daughter of Balthas and Mary Louis Fox in Saunemin. She married Leo J. Malone on August 13, 1943. He was killed in action in the Pacific on January 22, 1944 during World War II. After the war she married William (Steve) Stevenson on June 10, 1946 in St. Mary’s Church, Loretto, he preceded her in death on December 10, 2002.
She is survived by her children: Mary (Vince) Wroblewski of Schaumburg, IL, Joseph (Cheri) Stevenson of Martinsville, IN, Martha Krutke of Normal, IL, Rita (Eugene) Schlomer of El Paso, IL, Mark (Laurie) Stevenson of Sugar Grove, IL and William (Lilliana) Stevenson of Saunemin, IL; seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, three sisters, and five brothers.
Emma graduated for Saunemin High School and University Beauty School in Bloomington. She was a licensed beautician for over 70 years.
She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, and Saunemin Women’s Club. She served on the Saunemin Grade School Board for 7 years. She was a dedicated mother and loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a life- long bridge player. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting and reading.