Beverly Ann (Lusk) Stevens, 66, passed away on February 11, 2018 at her home in Batesville. She was born March 16, 1951, to the late Richard L. and Lucille (Esteb) Lusk.
She was a 1969 graduate of Cushman High School and a graduate of Arkansas College. She was a beloved teacher in the Cushman School District until retirement after 32 years. She was a member of Faith–Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dennis Stevens. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Bryan Denton of Batesville; one son and daughter-in-law, Dion and Coleen Stevens of Desha; one sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Dale Sipe; and one brother, Lynn Lusk all of Indiana. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Garett, Aaron and Karson Denton, Payton Jo Shaw, and Juliann Stevens; a sister-in-law, Kathy Kelley and her husband Blake; and a brother-in-law, Randy Stevens and his wife, Katrina.
Beverly was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, teacher and friend. Her influence and giving spirit will be greatly missed.
Pallbearers are Derek Jones, Billy Bass, Andy Gunther, Gary Anderson, Craig and Alan Sifford. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Kelley, Randy Stevens, Dennis Esteb, Larry Robertson, Darrell Robertson, Raymond Pace, Fred Sifford, Coach Charles Webb and Tony Webb.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rian Puckett officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday at the Church.
Donations can be made to: Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3895 Harrison Street, Batesville, AR 72501 and/or Independence County Public Education Foundation (Independence Promise), 409 Vine Street, Batesville, AR 72501