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Clarence Stevenson

January 1, 1942 — July 19, 2014

Clarence "Steve" Stevenson, 72, of Silvis, went home to the Lord on July 19, 2014, after a long hard battle. He was holding the hand of his wife of 48 years, Sue Stevenson, and was surrounded by his children and his brother. Visitation is Tuesday, July 22, 10 a.m. to noon, with service immediately following at Schroder Mortuary, 701 1st Ave., Silvis. Memorials may be made to the Moline Church of Christ. Steve was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 1, 1942. He married Sue Skinner on Jan. 30, 1966, in Silvis. Steve was a hard worker and held a variety of jobs. He was the exterminator at the East Moline State Hospital for 16 years where his nickname was "the bug man." He was a barber, a meat packer, a semi truck driver and his favorite job of all was as a CNA at the old Oak Glen Nursing Home. Steve was a man of many interests and talents. He was a hunter, a gun collector, a stamp collector, a coin collector and a knife collector. He was an expert in antique BB guns and had a large collection which he shared with his grandsons, nephews and children of friends. Throughout their married life, Sue and Steve loved flea markets and antiques. Their home is filled with antique furniture Steve lovingly refinished and brought back to life. Steve also loved to travel and he and Sue made it to 49 states and Europe three times. Steve is survived by his wife, Sue; daughters, Denise DuBoise, Centralia, Ill., Cindy Roth (Steve), Moline; daughter by choice, Maggie Conner (Mark), Orion; son, Ric Burris (Rosemary), Silvis; and brother, Carl Stevenson, St. Louis; mother-in-law, Nadine Skinner, Silvis; sisters-in-law, Linda Cady (David), Colona, and Delphia Skinner, Moline; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a loving church family. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, father-in-law, sister, and one granddaughter, Candy. Steve was a gentle and loving man who loved his family above all things. He will be missed.
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