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Shirley Dillane "Dilly" Stevens

July 17, 1929 — January 12, 2023


Shirley Dillane "Dilly" Stevens

Shirley Dillane “Dilly” Stevens, of Charleston, SC, died peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at her home in Charleston. Dilly was born July 17, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, John Hayden Stevens, sons: Peter Thurston Stevens and John MacDonald Stevens.  Dilly is survived by her son Mark Hayden Stevens (wife Jennifer) and her grandchildren: Suzanna, Alexandra and Nicholas Stevens.  Dilly received her BS degree from the University of Oregon, School of Journalism and was a member of Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society. Dilly worked for Time Magazine in NYC during the 1950’s while also volunteering at the United Nations.  After leaving NYC for Eugene, Oregon, Dilly became President of the Eugene Symphony Women's Guild. Since moving to Charleston, South Carolina in 1981, Dilly has been active with First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. She also served on the board of the Garden Club and HELP.  

Her funeral service will be held in First (Scots) Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 53 Meeting Street, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11am. 

Memorials may be made to First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. 

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Scotts Presbyterian Church

53 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

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