Ida Young Stevens

Ida Young Stevens, 92, passed away peacefully in Lexington, KY on March 16, 2021.  Ida was born on February 14, 1929 in Hancock County to the late Retes and Mary Nichols Young.

She went to work in a cotton mill in Indiana and had many stories about riding the ferry back and forth across the river.  After World War II, she married her late husband, Pearl T. Stevens of Pellville, KY and they were members of Hawesville Baptist Church.  Ida was most proud of her family and they knew how loved they were.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl T. Stevens; a daughter, Sheila McMillen; parents, Retes and Mary Young; brothers, Albert, James and Shirley Young; sisters, Louise Dawson, Eloise King and Ada Gray.

She is survived by her children, Pearl Halsey Stevens, Suzon (Philip) Lowe and Roger (Connie) Stevens; grandchildren, Vicki (Joe) Decker, James (Angela) Rison, Sonya (Richard) Morgan, Chris (Angel) Stevens, Danny Stevens, Roger Thomas Stevens and Katie (Matt) Preston; several great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister Robertine Derrick, also survived by her special friend and former daughter in law, Hatsuyo Stevens.

Private family services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial Following in Serenity Hills, her great nephew, Steve Jackson, will be officiating the service.  Visitation will be from 10 am until service time at the funeral home.  Share your memories and condolences at

All those attending the visitation and funeral will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering.

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