Mildred E. Stevens

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Mildred E. Stevens

June 19, 1921 - December 28, 2018

Kennebunk and Middleton, Mass. - Mildred E. Stevens, Millie to those who knew and loved her, 97, of Kennebunk and a former longtime resident of Middleton, MA, died Friday morning in Kennebunk following a long illness.
Millie was born June 19, 1921, in Worcester, MA, the daughter of Arthur W. and Hazel A. Eaton Johnson, and attended local schools there. She then went onto hairdressing school, and for a brief time worked as a beautician in Worcester.
Meeting the love of her life, Phil Clayton Stevens, they were married September 20, 1941, and at that time Millie began making a home for her young family. Once the children were a little older, she took a job with the State of Massachusetts at the Danvers State Hospital, where she was an attendant from 1960 to 1985, when she retired.
Millie was a longtime member of the Middleton Congregational Church, where she was active in the Kings Daughters and Women's fellowship. She was also well known for her knitting and crocheting handiwork.
She was predeceased by her husband, Phil Clayton Stevens; son-in-law, Frank Harding; and brother, Wallace E. Johnson.
Survivors include her two sons, Barry Stevens and his wife, Kay, of Salem, OR, and Mark and his wife, Patricia, of Kennebunk, ME; and a daughter, Valarie Harding of Salem, OR; three grandchildren, Stephanie Weston, Michelle Miles, and Robert (BJ) Stevens; two step-grandchildren, Michelle and Michael Farrell; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a very special cousin, Rita Eaton Johnson of Millbury, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
A springtime graveside service will be held in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton, MA, and announced by Bibber Memorial Chapel and Peterson- O'Donnell Funeral Home in Salem, MA.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Rt. 1 # 1, Scarborough, ME. 04074 in Millie's memory.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Millie's Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.
Published on December 31, 2018
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3 posts

Ella estabrooks
Jan 05, 2019
Millie and Phil. How well I remember them. As a kid Ioved them both, being in Canada, did not see much of them in person, Brenda kept me up to date, then I remember seeing you both at one of moms birthday party’s. We are all getting older! I live in Mississauga Canada,fly up for a visit?? God bless and care for you and yours. Ella
Jan 01, 2019
My deepest condolences goes out to your family and friends. Death is never welcomed but can’t be escaped. May “the peace of God... guards your heart and your mind” in this time of need. -Philippians 4:6,7.
Norma and Lenny and family
Dec 31, 2018
Millie was a sweet lady and we always enjoyed seeing her. She was loved by all and so appreciative of her family that watched over her in her final days. She is now at peace.