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April 5, 1926 ~ August 4, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Theora Stevenson, 97, passed away on August 4, 2023 at Garden Terrace nursing home in Shawnee, KS. She was born on April 5,1926 in Kansas City, KS to Edward and Ethel (Percival) Boswell. Theora grew up in Kansas City, KS, graduating from Sumner High School in 1945. She attended Draughon College of Commerce where she received a diploma in business. For 26 years, she worked for the Kansas City, MO Public Library as a librarian, retiring in 1994. Theora married Israel D. Stevenson in 1950 and were married for 24 years. As a member of the St. Peter’s CME church, she enjoyed singing in several choirs, and volunteering for missionary and stewardess boards, and the feeding ministry. She volunteered at the Shephard’s Center and Folly Theater and enjoyed traveling with friends and family. Theora was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Howard Boswell, Edward Boswell, Jr., Lenis Boswell, and Mable Boswell Story. A devoted mother, Theora is survived by sons Delvin Stevenson (Stephanie) (KC, MO) and David Stevenson (Sheila) (KC, KS), sister Opal Hubbard (Belton, MO), Grand Childen Chantel Franklin (KC, KS), Ciara London (Bonner Springs, KS) sister-in-law Willo Boswell (KC, KS), Brenda Boswell Jones, E. Wayne Boswell, Wesley Story, Rosalyn Story, Lenis M. Bosell, Grace Boswell, Kevin Boswell, Keith Boswell, Juliet Hubbard Ieans, Karyn Boswell, and numerous other nieces and nephews.