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minister , Secondary education educator

Jeanette Eileen Stevens, American secondary education educator, minister. Ordained elder United Methodist Church; certified teacher, supervisor, Illinois. Recipient 30 Year Service award American Red Cross, 1990.


Stevens, Jeanette Eileen was born on April 21, 1938 in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Edward Henry and Aileen Virginia (Beaudoin) Gerretse.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University, 1960. Master of Education, Northern Illinois University, 1976. Master of Divinity, Northern Baptist Seminary, Lombard, Illinois, 1987.


Teacher physical education, George E. Thompson School, St. Charles, Illinois, 1960-1965; media director, library, Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, Bradley, Illinois, 1967-1984; substitute teacher, 1984-1987; pastoral advisor, Asbury Day Care and Pre School, Kankakee, Illinois, 1997-1998; pastor, Kankakee-Asbury United Methodist Church, 1987-1992; pastor, United Methodist Church of Nokomis, Illinois, 1992-1996; pastor, Saunemin United Methodist Church/United Church of Odell, since 1996. Director waterfront Camp Shaw-waw-waw-see, University of Illinois, 1958-1970. Board directors Board High Education United Methodist Church, Center Illinois, 1987.


  • Ordained elder United Methodist Church. Certified teacher, supervisor, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Illinois History Book, 1979.


Instructor, board directors American Red Cross, Kankakee, since 1958. Board directors Alzeheimer Support Board, 1988-1991, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Board, Lincoln, Illinois, since 1990. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Association Religious Values Counseling, Rotary (president 1996), Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Psi Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma (president 1978-1979, 95-96), Alpha Tau Delta, Zonta.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, golf.


Married Robert Russell Stevens, June 19, 1971. Stepchildren: Roberta Kay Stevens Meents, Brian Lee.

Edward Henry Gerretse

Aileen Virginia (Beaudoin) Gerretse

Robert Russell Stevens

Brian Lee Stevens

Roberta Kay Stevens Meents Stevens