Obituaries » Jane E Stevens Farris
March 9, 1935 - August 6, 2020
Burial Date: August 13, 2020
Funeral Home Cliff Gray Cremation & Funeral Services
Sumner-Jane E. Stevens, 85 of Sumner died August 6, 2020 at her home on
Sumner Hill surrounded by family.
She was in born in North Paris, March 9, 1935, a daughter of Amy and Guy Farris.
She attended Sumner Schools.
She and her husband Darwin Stevens made their home in West Sumner, later
moving to Sumner Hill. She worked at Maine Apple Growers for 40 years; she
held part time jobs as a CNA at Ledgeview Nursing Home and two stores in
Sumner where she enjoyed cooking and baking. After retiring she helped in the
kitchen at Beep’s Bakery in Sumner.
Jane was a past member of the Mother’s Club and Pleasant Pond Grange. She
was a current charter member of the Sumner Fire Department Auxiliary, West
Sumner Universalist Church and Pleasant Pond Cemetery Association.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She had many hobbies and
talents but her biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with the people she
loved. She was most comfortable in the kitchen; she took pleasure in cooking for
others along with making food for community events and fundraisers. She
thoroughly enjoyed cheering on her grandchildren at school and sporting events.
She also sewed quilts, grew vegetables in her garden and looked for deals at yard
sales, along with watching birds and the Red Sox. She was the matriarch of a
large, extended family.
She is survived by her children, Doug Stevens and wife Patricia, Dennis Stevens
and wife Lisa, Patty Corson and husband Eugene, Dana Stevens and wife Cynthia,
Michael Stevens and wife Cindy, and Marcia Turcotte and husband Ronald, all of
Sumner, a stepdaughter Sharon Maynard of South Carolina; seventeen
grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren;
a twin sister Josephine Trenoweth of Sumner; sister in law, Pauline Kirschner and
Jayne Averill of Sumner; many nieces and nephews; she was also “mom” to
Christine Dubeau and her husband Brian of Massachusetts.
She was predeceased by her husband Darwin; her brother Horace Farris; her
sisters Elva Niemi, Isabel Bedard, Iva Bragg, and Joyce Soucy.
A graveside service will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the
Pleasant Pond Cemetery in West Sumner. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Pleasant Pond Cemetery Association in care of Pauline Kirschner, 8
Front Street, Sumner Maine.