Lydia Mae Stewart departed this life Sunday, June 1, at the age of 72 years, 4 months, 2 days. She was born in Louisville, Ky. Jan. 30, 1942, the daughter of the late Charles Muncy and Grace “Reba” Stephenson Simpson.
Lydia was a secretary for Newaygo Cement and Gravel in Newaygo, Mich. She had worked at the Novi Chamber of Commerce in Novi, Mich., Newaygo Chamber of Commerce in Newaygo, Mich., she was a notary public in Michigan and was a volunteer at Hardin County Jesus Cares. She loved painting and volunteering for different organizations. Lydia was a member of First United Methodist Church and was an Eastern Star.
She is survived by her children, Leah Steele of Savannah and Edward Bearden of Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Melinda Hassan, Stephanie Karr, Thomas Edward Karr, Sarah Elizabeth Bearden and Keelan Bryant Bearden; great-grandchild, Jeremiah Sheldon and brother, Daniel Kindlle of Milford, Mich.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ted and Edward Simpson.
Services were held Saturday, June 7, at First United Methodist Church in Savannah with Ron Brown officiating. Burial followed at Memphis National Cemetery in Memphis.