Olive T. Stevens of Columbus, Ohio, a former Westport resident, died Aug. 14 at Worthington Christian Village, Columbus. She was 93.
She was born in East Haven on July 18, 1926, to the late Earl and Jane (Dinnen) Thomas and was the youngest of five children. Olive grew up in Connecticut and was very proud to be called a Connecticut Yankee. She worked in banking before becoming a full time mother. She volunteered at church teaching Sunday School and being part of the Westport Young Woman’s League.
She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt.
She was preceded in death by her husband Franklyn Eugene Stevens; also by her two brothers Robert Thomas, Earl Thomas, Jr., and two sisters Shirley Prentice and Muriel Trower. She is survived by her four daughters, Debbie Conley of Vero Beach, Florida, Carol (Michael) Barnes of Atlanta, Georgia, Valerie (Bill) Knapp, Worthington, Ohio, and Liz (Paul) Chewning of Lexington, Kentucky. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Alan Chewning, Abigail Bowers, Jeff Chewning, Kyle Barnes, Kelsey Barnes, Gabe Conley, Elatia Conley, Hillary Spears and Steve Knapp; and eight great-grandchildren, Gabe jr, Maddy, Olivia, Tommy, Coraline, Lucy, Bennett and Quinn. Olive also is survived by her nieces, Marilyn Prentice and Priscilla Stoelzel; and many great nieces and nephews.