Eileen Stevens, 87, of West Point, died Monday, January 3, 2022 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. Funeral Mass will be 11:00am on Saturday, January 8 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. James Weeder as celebrant. The funeral will be live streamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page at facebook.com/stokelyfuneralhome. Lunch will be in the GACC Cafeteria following the Mass. Burial will be at 3:30pm at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery at Bow Valley. Visitation will be Saturday before the service from 9:30am to 10:30am with a rosary at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the Franciscan Healthcare Foundation or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Endowment. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Eileen Cecelia Stevens was born August 27, 1934 to Albert and Anna (Nabor) Wieseler in Miller, SD. She grew up in Polo, SD and graduated from Polo High School. After attending Mount Marty College, Eileen returned home and worked for Hand County State Bank in Miller. On June 20, 1955, Eileen married Robert Stevens in Polo. The couple moved to Bow Valley, NE where she raised her children and sold Avon beauty products for 25 years. They moved to West Point in 1985.
Eileen was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Christian Mothers. In her spare time, she tended to her flower garden and volunteered at St. Joseph’s Retirement Community and St. Francis Hospital. Eileen loved getting together with her friends for games of bridge and an afternoon of conversation. As an avid sports fan, Eileen made every effort to watch or listen to all of her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s games all while taking meticulous notes of the game action.
Eileen is survived by her children, Sharon Jones (the late Ron Jones) of Lincoln, Charleen (Bill) Flint of Columbus, Lori Stevens of Overland Park, KS, Chuck (Christine) Stevens of Omaha, and Janell (Steve) Miller of Norfolk; 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Ann Beidler of Faulkton, SD and Doris Mewes of Highmore, SD. Eileen is preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant brother, son-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.