Gertrude Stevens, age 74, of Festus, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at her Festus residence. Gertrude was born on September 30, 1941, in Marked Tree, Arkansas, to the late Charles Edward Madden and Hazel Juanita (Vannatter) Madden. She worked as co-owner with her husband in their own business, Stevens Heating and Air-Conditioning for 44 years. She enjoyed reading, doing yard work and planting flowers and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horine.
Survived by her loving family which includes her husband: Johnnie Stevens, Jr of Festus; son: Johnnie (Angel) Stevens of Branson, MO; daughter: Joyce Stevens of Festus; grandchildren: Kristine Stevens of Anchorage, AL, Johnathan Stevens of Park Hills, Johnnie Stevens III of St. Louis, Jennifer Stevens of Branson, Jamie Richey of Hillsboro, and Crystal Richey of Hillsboro, brothers; Ernest ( Goldie) Madden of Truman, AR, Johnny (Pam) Madden of Jonesboro, AR; and sister, Barbara Lairson of Ravenden, AR.