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STEVENS, ANN GREY ALEXANDER, 59, of Crestwood, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010, after her heroic battle with lung disease.

She leaves behind her beloved son, Austin Craig Stevens and her dear husband, Richard H. Stevens; her sister, Merilee Jones; niece, Lindsay Jones; and many other relatives, dear friends, and school colleagues.

Through the years, Ann was well known for her quick wit, her humor, her intellect, and her passion for life. She was passionate about playing golf, sunning by the country club pool, reading, gardening, shopping, watching her favorite shows, going to movies, and most importantly being with her family and friends. She was a risk taker no doubt, backpacking through Europe in 1974, jumping out of an airplane in her 20's, and flying a hot air balloon just two years ago.

Her life's work was teaching children, and that she did. For 35 years, Ann taught kindergarten and first- grade at Crestwood Elementary School beginning in 1973. She was known as the "Diva of Crestwood School" because of her knowledge of the school, the people, and the children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9th at Crestwood United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Friday, October 8th at Stoess Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crestwood School Library Fund, and to Hosparus.




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Published in Courier-Journal from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2010.
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October 11, 2010
Ms. Stevens was my 1st grade teach way back in 1976 and also a member of my lifelong church. She will be missed and my heart goes out to all her family and friends. Rest in Peace Ms. Ann
Gretchen Henney Sheridan
October 10, 2010
Richard and Austin, I'm so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richard Johnson and Family
Richard Johnson
October 9, 2010
Mrs. Stevens was truly a funny, unique, strong woman who was admirably always herself. I will always remember her driving us to swim team practice in high school, joking around with all of us. She clearly had a deep admiration and affection for Austin, and was always a very involved, giving parent and beloved by the community. To Austin and Mr. Stevens, you are in our prayers and I wish you healing in this difficult time and comfort in knowing hers was a life beautifully lived and respected.
October 9, 2010
Mrs. Stevens was truly a funny, unique, strong woman who was admirably always herself. I will always remember her driving us to swim team practice in high school, joking around with all of us. She clearly had a deep admiration and affection for Austin, and was always a very involved, giving parent and beloved by the community. To Austin and Mr. Stevens, you are in our prayers and I wish you healing in this difficult time and comfort in knowing hers was a life beautifully lived.
Danielle Komis Palmer
October 8, 2010
In 1977 I was a first grader at Crestwood Elementary. Although I didn't have her as a teacher, we all knew and remembered Mrs. Stevens, and she and the great teachers of Crestwood influenced our lives during our time there. Although she is no longer with us in body, her spirit and influence lives on in hundreds of little lives that grew or will grow into big people who make the world a better place. That's a far greater legacy than most of us will ever claim. Thank you Mrs. Stevens for being a part of our life, and I hope that your family's sorrow is eased by the joy that you brought into the world.
Rob Mattheu
October 7, 2010
I had the great fortune of having Mrs. Steven's as a child and was even more fortunate when my three girls had her as a kindergarden teacher. My heart goes out to your family, our community has experenced a great loss. Mrs. Steven's will be greatly missed.
Teresa Martin
October 7, 2010
Dear Austin and Richard,
Ann was a delightful part of our book club because she shared so much of her love of her family and teaching with us through stories. Her amazing insight and delightful wit was often a highlight of the discussions. I will miss her.
Kathleen Lutz
October 7, 2010
To Mrs. Steven's Family:
I am very sorry to hear the passing of Mrs. Stevens. I was privileged and honored to be one of her Students in 1982 that learned a lot from her fun and energetic approach towards her students. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
With Deep Condolences:
Asadullah Nawabi
Asadullah Nawabi
October 7, 2010
Austin and Richard, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Ann was a wonderful woman and I have great memories of spending time at your house when I was growing up. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jason Link
October 7, 2010
Richard and Austin, I'm so sorry for your profound loss! You know I taught with Ann at Crestwood School many years ago and she was my son's first grade teacher. Ann was always delightful, even as she became very ill; there was never a more loyal friend. We can't understand why this happened, but Ann loved life and gave it her all. This is like amputation without anesthesia for you. As you grieve, I pray for you to experience the peace and comfort that only God can give. Love, Sandy Olds
October 7, 2010
Merilee, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. My heart goes out to you and your family and I pray that God be with you and comfort you through this very grieving time in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I pray that you will always cherish the wonderful memories and celebrate a never forgotten life!!
Lynn Cornett
October 7, 2010
Dear Merri Lee,
I am so sorry for your loss... you are in my thoughts and prayers... and remember, that time is the healer of all wounds and that memories are the greatest gift in times of sorrow.
Anna Lee Dowd
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