Dale Stevens, lifetime Tyrone, Oklahoma resident, passed from this life on December 17, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Rainbow Community Health Center in Bristow, Oklahoma, at the age of 97 years and 3 months.
Dale was born to Charles and Katherine Stevens on September 17, 1915 on the Stevens Homestead 5 miles west of Tyrone. Dale was one of ten children born to this family. He was a 35 year veteran of the United States Postal Service where he served as a rural letter carrier. He served in various capacities during his life at Tyrone but his passion would always be the old homestead west of town. Stories to numerous to recall came from that place he always called home. Dale was a veteran of World War 2 where he served as a military policeman transporting prisoners stateside.
He was married to Kathleen Kelley on August 7, 1949 at the Christian Church in Liberal, Kansas.
Dale is survived by two children, Rebecca Jean Hook and her husband Ausbie of Wichita, Kansas and Garvin Stevens and wife Stephanie of Olive, Oklahoma.
Three grandchildren, Todd Hook and wife, Leilani of Wichita, Kansas, Kyle Hook and wife Rashelle also of Wichita, Kansas and Kyndal Stevens of Tulsa, Oklahoma. One great grandchild Bradley Zrubek of Wichita, Kansas. Dale is also survived by one sister, Doris Mann of Tyrone and one brother Jim of Hutchison, Kansas.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Katherine, Kathleen his wife, a granddaughter Kecia Stevens, 5 sisters, Elmo Compton, Gladys Rist, Maxine Cain, Mildred Woodward and Florence Ann Crist and 2 brothers, Curtis and Bruce Stevens. Dale leaves behind host of nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances which he has impacted throughout his life.
Memorials are suggested to the Tyrone Cemetery Fund or the Kecia Deann Stevens Memorial Endowment in Nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, Ok 73945.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday December 21, 2012 at the Tyrone United Methodist Church with Rev. George Brock and Rev. Les Bussell officiating. Interment will be in the Tyrone Cemetery directed by Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker, Oklahoma.
Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com