Elizabeth A. Stevenson passed away on October 30, 2021 at the age of 90. She is the beloved wife of the late Arthur N. Stevenson. Devoted mother of Linda Verschelde (late Maurice), Diana Graeber, Arthur W. Stevenson (Ruth), and Gary Stevenson (Corrine). Loving Nanny to Michelle Jane Bowman, Jenny Anton, Donna Nungesser, Lisa Youngers, Elizabeth Weisenbach, Kate Regensburger, Joseph Stevenson, Samantha Lugo, Gary Stevenson, Robert Stevenson, and Ryan Stevenson. Adoring great Nanny to David, Michelle, Daniel, Catie, John, Blaise, Frankie, Kaiden, Michael, Nolan, Kellen, Jessica, Karley, Sean, Ava, Grace, Lola, Jessica, Jocelyn, Abigail, Mia, Joseph, Lily, Oliver, and her great great grandchildren Zoe, Audrey, Sophie, and Brooklyn.
Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia to Frank and Anna (nee Heitzman) Butter. She moved to Germany with her family as a young child and spent her childhood there before returning to Philadelphia. Elizabeth worked as a winder in the textile mills while raising her family. While at home, she enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint and taking care of her garden, especially her lilies. She loved to admire them even up until her last days. She was also a fantastic baker and was known for her Christmas cookies. She passed down this talent to her family, although they would joke that she never gave them the full recipes for her treats. Elizabeth also enjoyed spending time talking to her neighbors in German. When she did this, her children would listen in on the conversation to see if she was talking about them.
Elizabeth will be remembered most for her devotion to her family. She loved to take care of everyone and spend time with them any chance she had. She will be missed tremendously but her family takes comfort that she is reunited with her husband and her family who has gone before her.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral Friday November 5, 2021 from 9:45-10:45am in St. Anne Church (lower) 2328 East Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia PA 19125. Funeral Mass 11am. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests and appreciates donations to St. Anne Church.
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