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Henry Richard Stevens

March 18, 1947 – March 2, 2023

Henry Richard Stevens

Henry Richard “Rich” Stevens left us on March 2, 2023 after a courageous battle with
Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. He lived a remarkable life full of love, service, and success.

Born in Laconia, Indiana on March 18th, 1947 to his parents Kenneth and Viletha (Neal)
Stevens. Rich grew up in various towns before settling in Loveland, OH, which he called home.

A proud patriot, Rich joined the Airforce and served from 1966 to 1970. After leaving the
service, he met Karen, the love of his life, while working at McLean Trucking Company. They hit it off at a Christmas party, and six months later, on June 3rd, 1972, they were married.

Rich started his career as a dock worker and worked up the ladder, taking on new challenges and responsibilities that took him and his family to different cities and states. He ended his career as Vice President of Operations at GI Trucking/Estes, a remarkable accomplishment he was proud of.

In his personal life, Rich was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. While living in Canton, OH, he and Karen welcomed their only child, Missy, in 1976. Then, In 2002, Rich became a grandpa, a title he cherished with all his heart. Additionally, in 2005, his other grandson was born, which brought even more joy to his life. He loved taking photographs, especially of his grandsons, Connor and Xander.

Rich also enjoyed taking pictures of nature, capturing the beauty of flowers, sunsets, and changing seasons. Rich was an active community member and supported many veteran organizations and the 911 Foundation. He was a kind, generous, and loving man who touched the lives of everyone he met.

Rich is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Karen Stevens; daughter, Missy (Pete Krimmer) Reyes; grandsons, Connor Reyes and Xander Reyes; siblings, Kenneth “Daryl” (Mary Lynn) Stevens, Jack Stevens, Lou (Penny) Stevens, Barney (Diana) Stevens, Elaine (Jerry) Beuerlein, and many extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Robyn Stevens.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 am, when the services will begin, at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel located at 2145 Compton Road, 45231. Once on the memorial park grounds, follow the RED line to the Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel.

Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Heartland Hospice of Cincinnati in Rich’s memory.

Rich will be dearly missed by all who knew him, but his memory will live forever.



Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel


Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel


Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

“Karen and family please Know that Rich was greatly loved and will be in our prayers for you and the family. He was a great and caring leader who wanted the very best for his family, friends, employees and company. He was instrumental in the survival of GI Trucking, without his hard work knowledge and leadership we would not have survived. His friendship meant more to me and Mary Kay than I could ever express. I am sure Rich and Bill Reid already have a tee time for eternity. Mary Kay and Fran Glidewell”

“Sorry I couldn’t be there. Sending prayers for all the family and friends.💕💕”

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“We are so very sorry for your family’s loss-please know we have you in our prayers.”

“To Elaine and Jerry….I’m so very sorry for your loss of your brother. Reading the obituary, he sounds like he lived a remarkable life and was loved by many. No more pain and discomfort, only peace in our Lord’s hands. God bless you.”

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“So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for all of your family”

“So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort during this hard time!! Love, The Daniel’s Family and Dozier Family”

“Karen: It was an honor and pleasure to have Rich on our Board of Directors here at 4B. It came through loud and clear how much he cared about our community and he gave 100% to make it a better place. His work was appreciated and my condolences go out to you and your family. Trudy Salo”

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“Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember fondly all the amazing memories that were created with the GI team. They had a bond that was amazing. Bill thought the world of Rich and now they are together catching up. Rich put 100% into everything he did and it was an honor to know him. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Diane Reid”

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“Karen & Missy, it was a terrible situation for you also to watch this wonderful husband, Father, Grandfather diminish while you could only hold onto the memories and pray. My heart goes out to you. Richard was always a delight to see. His compassion for others was a blessing and He will be remembered highly. Rest in peace and GOD’S Speed, Rich.”

“Mary and I are thinking of you Karen, Missy and Riches entire family, if you need anything don’t hesitate to contact me, Love you.”

“Dear Karen, Missy and family. I’m thinking about you at this time and so sorry for your loss. Working with Rich at GI / Estes was my sincere privilege. I have many good memories of rich but those that stand out are his love for his family, his leadership and dedication to his job and fellow workers. No matter what position one held, he treated everyone with kindness and was always ready to listen to their story and offer advice, if necessary. May he rest in peace In The Arms Of The Lord.”

“Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time, while working with Rich, and talking to him over the phone. I had a tremendous amount of respect for Rich. I considered him as one of the best bosses I was fortunate to have worked for. I will never forget the times we spent together and the proactive leadership he offered me. I will miss him. God bless you during this difficult time. Don”

“Sorry for your loss Karen, Missy, Connor, and Zander”

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