Mia Brooke Stevenson, age 27, of Norwalk, passed away on April 13, 2019.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19th at O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk. There will be a visitation for family and friends beginning at 5 p.m. and again following the services.
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Memorials made payable to Maralee Stevenson, to be used to care for Mia's boys Shiloh and Lennox, will be accepted and can either be left at the funeral home or mailed to O'Leary Funeral Services c/o Maralee Steveson, P.O. Box 171, Norwalk, IA 50211.
Mia's Life Story
Mia Brooke Stevenson, the oldest daughter born to Michael Keith Stevenson and Maralee (Olson) Stevenson was born on September 8, 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1996 Mia’s parents welcomed another daughter, Mika Nicole in July. Soon thereafter the family returned to Des Moines where the family settled in Greenfield Plaza, and Mia attended Studebaker Elementary School. Mia’s family moved to Norwalk in 2005 where she attended Norwalk Jr and Sr High School graduating a year early with the Class of 2009.
In school she was involved with volleyball, basketball, and hanging out with friends. During these past few years Mia lived a couple of different places around Iowa but would always return home to Norwalk. Mia was blessed with a baby boy, Shiloh Elias Stevenson on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Together Mia and Shiloh lived in Norwalk alongside Mia’s mother “Gigi”, her grandmother, “Minga”, sister “Titi”. On Sunday, January 20, 2019 Mia welcomed into this world, Lennox Michael Stevenson.
Mia’s life revolved around her family, especially her two boys whom she loved very much. After high school Mia struggled with an addiction to drugs. She went through sobriety several different times these past few years, most recently completing nearly 18 months. Even though her addiction untimely cut her life short Mia was a loving and beautiful mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin. She had an amazing soul, loved God, and struggled to keep herself clean.
On Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019 Mia was taken from this life early at the age of 27 years, 7 months, and 5 days. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael Keith Stevenson on August 21, 2017; a paternal grandfather, Gary Stevenson; a maternal grandfather, Marion Olson; her best friend, Cassie Lynch; and her Mastiff dog Calypso.
Those left to cherish her memory include her two boys, Shiloh and Lennox; her mother and significant other, Maralee Stevenson and Matt Ouverson; two grandmothers, Marilyn Schoon & Barbara (Dennis) Hawkins; two sisters Mika Stevenson (George Baires) and Hannah Stevenson; and a brother Tristan; her step-mother Carrie Simmons; her aunts and uncles, Marla (Pat) Smith, Lex (Katie) Olson, Kim (Brian) Tackett, Kris Eghbal, and Amy Bonnett; Matt’s parents, Gregg (Kim) Ouverson & Cheryl Ouverson and Matt’s sister Marissa Ouverson; and a host of relatives and good friends.
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