John A. Stevens

September 23, 1947 – January 14, 2024

John Allen Stevens, resident of Rolla, MO, and former resident of Poplar Bluff, MO, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at his home after battling kidney cancer. John was born on September 23, 1947, in Waynesville, MO to the late Floyd and Betty (Binder) Stevens. He graduated from Rolla High School in 1965 and was a Licensed Missouri Land Surveyor from 1978 until retirement in 2010 with the Mark Twain National Forest. He married Janet (Handegan) Stevens on April 6, 1974 in Greenville, IL. They had two children, Julie (Stevens) Hirtz and James Stevens. After retiring in 201 0, John spent his time watching his grandkids play football, baseball, basketball, swimming, piano, track, and cross country. John also spent time as a volunteer librarian at St. Patrick’s School and was also involved in Boy Scouts.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Betty Stevens; and grandson, Nathanael Hirtz. He is survived by wife, Janet Stevens; daughter, Julie Hirtz (Paul Hirtz); son, James Stevens; grandchildren, Landon, Kathryn, Connor, and Mason Hirtz; and sister, Susan (Stevens) Carter.

A celebration of life for John A. Stevens will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the St. Patrick Catholic Center at 1 601 N. Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65401. A short prayer service will begin at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Patrick Catholic School Library where John and Jan volunteered and spent most of their retirement days loving on the kids and improving the school library.

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