Obituaries

Obituaries

Glenda Fay Bailey Stevens 1938 - 2007 Lawrence

A celebration of life for Glenda Fay Bailey Stevens, 69, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Brookhaven, Miss.Mrs. Stevens died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial HospitalShe was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Brookhaven, the daughter of Isaac Lott and Lenni Louise Tournage Bailey. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics at Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss.; a bachelor's degree in history from Louisiana State University of New Orleans; a master's degree in history from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.; and a master's degree in library technology at North Texas University in Denton, Texas. She also completed seminar work toward a Ph.D. in history at Tulane University in New Orleans. She lived in New Orleans from 1961 to 1982; Bolivar, Mo., from 1969 to 1971; Jackson, Miss., and moved to Lawrence in 2003.Mrs. Stevens taught home economics at Capdau Junior High School and was a historian at the Amistad Research Center at Dillard University. She was an archivist for the New Orleans Historic Collection and then the Mississippi Historical Collection from 1982 to 1988. She was also an archivist for the Speaker of the House Jim Wright Collection in Fort Worth, Texas, and for the Bob Dole Collection at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence from 2003 to 2004.She was a volunteer archivist for First Baptist Church, where she was a member and served on the membership and building committees. She also volunteered as an archivist for the Richard Schiefelbusch Collection at the Life Span Institute in Lawrence. She was a member of the University Women's Club at KU and volunteered for the Mother to Mother program in Lawrence.Mrs. Stevens enjoyed reading, antiquing and traveling to the British Isles and on summer trips with her husband, their daughter and her family.She married the Rev. Dr. Paul W. Stevens on June 3, 1959, in Brookhaven, Miss. He survives, of the home.Survivors include a son, Andrew W. Stevens and wife Jennie L., Traveler's Rest, S.C.; a daughter, Dr. Pippa S. Loupe and husband Davis P., Lawrence; a brother, Gerald Lott and wife Ilene Bailey, Clinton, Miss.; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Brynna, Linnea and Micah Stevens and Eddie and Paul Loupe.The family suggests memorials to support the archives of First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold, Lawrence, 66049 or the Mother to Mother program of Douglas County, 536 Fireside Court, Suite D, Lawrence 66049.The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.