Helen V. Stevens
Helen V. Stevens, 90, died July 25, 2012 in Clay Center, Kansas. She was born November 22, 1921 to Martin and Huldah (Carlson) Kaveny in Chancellor, South Dakota. She accepted Jesus as her savior at the age of 10 in response to an altar call at the Swedish Baptist Church in Chancellor. She lived with her family in Chancellor until 1934 when they moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Helen married John G. Stevens, Jr. in 1958. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Sioux Falls for many decades.
Helen lived in Sioux Falls until 2001 when she moved to Meade, Kansas to be near her daughter and family. Some of Helen's happiest memories include a trip to Ireland to see her father's birthplace and many fun times with her grandchildren in Kansas. Helen's congestive heart failure worsened and she moved in with her daughter's family in Beloit, Kansas four years ago. In Kansas, Helen enjoyed fellowship at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade and, later, at Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church in Clay Center. Helen is survived by her only child, Renae Stanton, son-in-law Victor and grandchildren Bridget and Shane Stanton of Beloit, Kansas. She also leaves behind nephews and nieces. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marie Kaveny, and her brother Thomas Kaveny.
Interment service was held July 26th at Green Fancy Creek Cemetery, Green, Kansas. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7pm at Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church in Clay Center, Kansas. Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home of Riley is handling the arrangements.