Stevenson, Rev. John W. "Jack"


Rev. John W. “Jack” Stevenson, of Hermitage, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Nugent Convalescent Home in Hermitage from infirmities. He was 85.

A graduate of Hickory High School in Hermitage, Thiel College and Union Theological Seminary, John was a pastor for 41 years until his retirement in 1993.

John was born on Aug. 21, 1929, to John and Helen (Wise) Stevenson in Blacktown. On Aug. 14, 1948, he married his wife, Helen N. Patton, who survives at home.

John served churches in in Sheakleyville, Centerville, Washington, Sharpsville, and Oil City. 

He was an avid hunter and enjoyed woodworking.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by three daughters: Norene Stevenson of Hermitage, Esther (John) Fleet of Mercer, Marie (Rick) Schreyer of Williamsburg, Va.; two sons, Hugh M. (Arleen) Stevenson of Hermitage and John W. Stevenson of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Adeline (Robert) Hibshman of New Wilmington and Evelyn Lingner of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Lockovich, and a brother, Edward Stevenson.

Visitation was at the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Sharpsville, where funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18. Co-officiants for the funeral were his grandson Pastor Benjamin Fleet, his son Pastor Hugh Stevenson, and Pastor Jim Erb. 

Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery. 
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