DONALD E. STEVENS SR.

1959-2010

Donald Eugene "Don" Stevens Sr., 51, of Coshocton, formerly of Newcomerstown, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 28, 2010, at the Extended Care Facility of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.

Don was born in Beverly on March 19, 1959, and is survived by his mother, Harriett Klinger Wylie, Cambridge.

He attended Ridgewood High School, West Lafayette, and enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and camping. Don attended the Freedom Worship Chapel, Cambridge. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Jerry K. Wylie, Cambridge; and a step-daughter, Bethany R. Shaffer, Cambridge.

In addition to his mother, Don is survived by his companion and best friend, Kathy A. Mirdik, Coshocton; two sons, Donald E. (Regina) Stevens Jr., Utah, and Don Arthur (Jodi) Stevens, currently serving in the Army at Ft. Lewis, Wash.; four daughters, Chasita N. Stevens, Coshocton, twins Kirsta E. and Krista E. Stevens, Newcomerstown, and Carah E. Stevens, Newcomerstown; the mother of his daughters and his estranged wife, Mary Stevens, Newcomerstown; step-daughter, Martha E. (Valentin) Tolentino, Coshocton; step-son, Brandon Shaffer, Worthington; and 11 grandchildren.

Don also leaves numerous brothers and sisters, including James and Creedia Stevens, Coshocton, Paul Stevens, Jackson, Judy (Mrs. Bill) Wynn, Kimbolton, Evelyn (Mrs. Marty) Thompson, Byesville, Sarah Barnette, Warsaw, Jeff and Dee Stevens, Cambridge, Diane (Mrs. Ellis) Rogers and Jay and Martha Wylie, all of Norfolk, Va., Jennifer Wylie, Newcomerstown, David and Julie Wylie, Byesville, Jerry Wylie and companion Lisa Wells, Floyd Wylie, George Wylie, and Lloyd and Helen Wylie, all of Cambridge, Tasha Wylie, Kentucky; special cousin, Donna and Bill McKinny, Cambridge; numerous nieces and nephews; his black cat, "Midnight;" and his Miniature Poodle, "Blackie."

Funeral services were Dec. 3, 2010, at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Pastor Donald L. Glass of the Freedom Worship Chapel, Cambridge, officiated. Burial followed in West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.

The family is suggesting that memorials be made in Don's name to the Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812.