71 year old Gerald Stevens of Liberty died Friday at his residence. He was a former machine operator at Johnson Motors, Outboard Marine. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lovina Armstrong Stevens. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Stevens of Liberty. Three daughters, Dawn Duvall of Wisconsin, Candi and Scott Owens of Smithville, and Lisa Stevens of Liberty. Six grandchildren, Jessica Stevens, Brian Duvall, Kevin Stevens, Sarah Stevens, and Richie and Autumn DePaoli. Four great grandchildren and a sister, Pam Murrell of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in memory of Mr. Stevens.