Converse Loses Beloved Colleague, Friend and Mentor
The Converse College family lost a beloved colleague, friend and mentor Sunday, Sept. 24 when Dr. John W. Stevenson passed away in Spartanburg. He was 88.
John served the College and her students from 1962-1983 as the Charles A. Dana Professor of English. He also offered his talents and time as a contributing editor for the Converse alumnae magazine for many years. Known by so many for his quick wit and warm and gracious manner, John will be missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John Allen and Jillian Heydt-Stevenson of Boulder, CO; and a sister, Isabella Skillen of Harrisburg, PA.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon this Wednesday, Sept. 27 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church (400 Dupre Drive, Spartanburg). John’s family will receive friends in the church social hall following the services.
Cards and letters may be sent to Dr. and Mrs. John A. Stevenson, 1500 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80302.
Memorials may be made to Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.