Beverly Louise (Robinson) Stassen went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 28, 2019 at the Woodlands Health Care Center.
She was the daughter of Mildred (Thomas) and W.R. Robinson and was born on November 6, 1925 in Muncie, Indiana, where she lived most of her life. A 1943 graduate of Muncie Central High School, Mrs. Stassen attended Cincinnati College of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and was a graduate of Ball State Teacher’s College (now Ball State University) majoring in Speech and Hearing Therapy and in History. The love of American history and interest in conservative politics have followed her throughout her life.
In 1948, she was married to her beloved husband of fifty-seven years, Robert Lee Stassen, at which time they moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where Mr. Stassen attended law school at the University of Minnesota. While there, Mrs. Stassen was the Speech and Hearing supervisor for the St. Paul Rehabilitation Center and later became the Speech and Hearing Audiologist for the South St. Paul School System. Returning to Muncie in 1950, Mrs. Stassen became a homemaker and she and her husband were blessed with three children. Active in church circles, Mr. and Mrs. Stassen sang in choirs for many years, taught Sunday School and directed children’s singing groups. She and her husband hosted many Bible studies in their home.
She was a member of Gamma Gamma and Pi Beta Phi Sororities at Ball State and Sigma Alpha iota (SAI)music fraternity. Among the various boards she served were Muncie Women’s Symphony League, Delaware County Crippled Children’s Society and later Camp Isanogel and Ball Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The Stassens were also active in the 250, Holiday and Century Dance Clubs.
Mrs. Stassen loved animals and helped find homes for rescue animals. She was an avid reader and student of the Bible and American current events. She loved classical worship music and sang throughout her life. She was dedicated to her husband and beloved family and to her Lord and Savior.
Mrs. Stassen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert in 2005, their dear son, Jeffrey, in 2007, by her parents and her brother, Bruce Robinson. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Highfield(husband-Michael) Ann Arbor, Michigan, son, Eric Stassen, Muncie and her daughter-in-law, Jeannine Stassen, Muncie, as well as by her dear 10 grandchildren and 15 precious great-grandchildren: Christina Weir (husband Tony, sons Oliver and Declan) Fishers, IN; Lauren Brady (husband Sean, children Kathryn, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Abigail and Charlotte), Norfolk, VA; Ashley Allen (husband Adam Martin) Denver, CO; Erin Jennings (husband Jacob, sons Jack and Liam) Noblesville, IN; Caitlin Geshay (husband David and children Parker and Harper) Fishers, IN; Jonathan Allen (wife Nicole and daughter Claire) McCordsville, IN; Jeffrey Stassen (wife Blakely)Lexington, KY; Cameron Crumes (husband Bryant and son Kaden) Yorktown, IN; Ariane Stassen (Thomas Tyree and daughters Amiya and McKynley) Ft. Wayne, IN; Ashlin Previs (husband Alexander) West Lafayette, IN; as well as sister in law, Diane Robinson and many nieces and nephews from the Stassen and Robinson families.
Friends may join the family for calling hours at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 W. Riverside, Muncie, IN 47304 on Monday June 10, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral service at 1:00 P.M. with burial immediately following at the Hawk Cemetery. Parson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Heritage Hall Christian School 6401 W. River Rd. Muncie, IN 47304 or the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) 1209 W. Riggin Rd. Muncie, IN 47303. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.parsonmortuary.com.