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Liel D. Stevens

December 11, 1929 - September 8, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

September 8, 2020



Birth Date:

December 11, 1929

Birth Place:

Ridgebury Township, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Sager Road Cemetery, Waverly, New York

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Liel D. Stevens

Liel D. Stevens, 90, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the family farm on Sager Road.

He was predeceased by his parents, Liel and Olive Ackerman Stevens; his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Stevens; siblings, John Stevens, Leona Hollenbeck-Nichols, Ruth Helvey, Marie Rowe, Norma Titsworth and Russell “Junie” and Lynn Tubbs.

Liel is survived by his four children, daughter, Lila (Bill) Hartman of Waverly, and the first triplets born at Tioga General Hospital, Liel (Vicki) of Waverly, Lee (Dorothy) of Auburn, N.Y., and Leon (Cindy) of Waverly; grandchildren, Billy (Chris) Hartman of Barton, Brian (Betty) Hartman of Cincinnati, Corey (Dennis) Brown of Binghamton, Sarah (RD) Hodson of Auburn, Lynette (Matt) Tarbox of Waverly and Leon Jr. (Thea) Stevens of Waverly;  great-grandchildren, D.J., Dylan, Dakotah, Devin Hartman, Julie Charles, Cameron, Aiden, Gavin Hodson, Kimberly, Bobbi Jo, Bethany Will Tarbox, Kenny Stevens, Frankie, Allyson, Caroline Chapman; great-great-granddaughter, Alexis Atwell, Carson, Grayson, Bella and David Tarbox, Addy Hartman; great grandson, Jason Brown; brother, Pearl (Judy) Stevens of TN; sister-in-law, Charolette Stevens of Big Pond, PA; Terry (Diana) Van Curen, Darin (Roy Hawkins) Tubbs, Duane (Sharon) Tubbs and Bobby (Janice) Tubbs; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Liel was a farmer all of his life.  He drove cattle truck with a passion for 55 years for local farmers and friends.  He was married to his loving wife, Betty Coleman Stevens for 62 years, until her passing on April 16, 2014.  Liel was raised by Russell Tubbs, whom he respected dearly.

A time of calling will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.   A funeral service to honor Liel’s life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Pastor Alan Bill officiating and burial to follow in Sager Road Cemetery.  For those who cannot attend the services, we will Live Stream the services on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:00 at  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Liel’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Tim and Veronica Atchison
We send our deepest sympathies. Liel was a great man. Tim(Ollie) and I have many fond farming memories. Sending lots of love and prayers for all his family in their time of sorrow.

From: Molly Bellis Hanville
My deep and sincere sympathy to all the family on the passing of Liel. Growing up on our farm I have many memories of Leil and his cattle truck visiting Mom and Dad's farm to pick up cows. It usually took awhile because of the talkin' Dad and Leil would do first. They both enjoyed shooting the breeze! Mom and I always enjoyed seeing and talking to Liel at our Church Christmas Eve service also. Another great farmer from "the hill" gone.

From: Maureen and Will Farnsworth
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Lobve Maureen and Will

From: Lori Tubbs
Rest In Peace Uncle Liel. I will forever remember the times with grandpa Russell to your farm and enjoying a lot of laughs and stories told. Thoughts to Lila, Lee, Leon and Liel Jr. I am grateful for the time together as children and as cousins. Love to you always.

From: Jim and Nancy Towers
Dorothy, Lee, and family
Please accept our condolences for your loss...such a long and productive life.... Surely he will be missed.

From: Dave and Carrie Vanhousen
Do very sorry for your loss. Lyle was a great man.

From: Joan& Tom Richards
May the memories of your loved one soft the loss some what. I felt blessed to have know him, a very great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. (Lila, Leon and your families. May God Bless you.

From: Joan& Tom Richards
Thinking of you all during your loss of a very precious family member. He was a great man. May your memories of Liel sooth your soul.

From: Charlene Sourdiff
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends

From: Michael & David Laurito
May Jesus comfort you in your sorrow and guide Liel into eternal glory. Let us celebrate a life well lived and loved.

From: Barb & Jay
Thinking of you and your loss.

From: Heken Allen
To all of Liels family, I was so sorry to hear of Liels passing. Deepest Sympathy to all if you. I will always remember the times he came to truck calves for Clarence and me when we were on the farm.
He was a good person to know and appreciate. Good wishes Helen

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