Rick J. Stevens

October 10, 2017

Rick J. Stevens, 61, of Frankfort, died at 12:30 p.m. October 10, 2017 at Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born August 8, 1956 in Frankfort, Ind. to Joseph Stevens & Norma Smith.  He married Ellen J. Flora on December 28, 1978 at the St. Matthew United Methodist Church and she survives.

Rick was a 1974 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident.  He received his BS & MS degree from Purdue University and a Post-BAC Accounting degree from Indiana University.  He worked in operations/programming at Purdue University for 10 years, was a statistician at the Arnett Clinic for 10 years and most recently worked as a self-employed accountant.  He recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with a MS in Theology.  Rick was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ), American Statistical Association (ASA), Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP).  He enjoyed tennis and golf, was an avid reader, and a Boston Red Sox fan.

Memorial donations may be made in Rick’s honor to the Clinton County Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1951 Wilshire Drive, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Pastor Phil Lake will officiate.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

He is survived by his Mother:  Norma Smith of Jefferson;  Daughter:  Kristen L. (Matt) Beardsley of Frankfort;  2 Brothers:  Brad J. (Evelyn) Stevens of Clarks Hill and Marty (Denise) Stevens of Colfax;  1 Sister:  Jody K. (Matt) Howe of Frankfort;  4 Grandchildren, Anna, Luke, Charles and Katia Beardsley.

Preceded by:

his father and a son, Ryan M. Stevens in 2011.


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15 Condolences for “Rick J. Stevens”

  1. Bobbi Weaver October 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I couldn’t have met such a nice man and his family is just as amazing. Talking to Ricky and seeing his smiling face in the halls always made my day. It is with a heavy heart that I give my prayers and condolences to all of Ricky’s family, especially you, Ellen! Love you!

  2. Gregory Finch October 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    My prayers go out to Rick and his family. I was a FSHS classmate of Rick’s. We lived in the same neighborhood and played many pickup basketball games at Lincoln and TPA park. We spoke when we ran into each other at Purdue and he was always genuine, honest and respected. I never knew until reading his obituary how successful he was professionally. So very sorry for your loss.

  3. Travis and Gina Sheets October 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Kristen we pray for your peace, your rest, and your comfort with the passing of your father.

  4. Tanya Howe October 11, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Rick was such a kind soul. He was full of love and compassion toward everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s family.

  5. Cindy Ward Martinez October 12, 2017 at 6:44 am

    To my sweet friend…May you now RIP Rick! God Bless You!!!!

  6. Jan Kersey October 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Sorry to read about the passing of Rick. He will be missed.

  7. Larry Bitner October 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I’m glad I got to spend a little time with Rick before he passed. Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m thinking about you. He will be missed.

  8. LTC Mike Plumback October 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Ellen & the Stevens family; so sorry to hear about Rick. I knew the Stevens family when they lived on Gentry St. when we were going to the junior high. My deepest sympathy to you.

  9. Jim McDowell October 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Rick at Purdue. Sometimes he and I would spend our lunch hour throwing a baseball back and forth. He was a really good guy and I am fortunate to have known him.

  10. Wayne & Barbara Walters Fausett October 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the family on Rick’s passing. I worked with his grandmother Minnie Smith at Frankfort High School. May your family find comfort and peace in the Lord. Barb

  11. Carla Ayes October 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    It was an honor to take care of such a wonderful man. He touched so many people in the short time with us. I know that I’ll never forget him and I’m so sorry of this loss to one of my favorite families ever.

  12. William Davey October 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Condolences to you and your family.

  13. Lois (Hensley)Smith October 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Thinking of your entire family at this sad moment in your lives. My prayers are with you. Most Sincerely; Lois (Hensley)Smith

  14. Renita Pelling Watkins October 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I have known Rick since elementary school in Michigantown. Even then, he was such a nice guy! Our paths crossed again when I started working for Arnett Clinic in 1999, where he was very highly respected by everyone. We had spoken after that running into each other while shopping in Frankfort and he told me of his struggles and his desire to go into the ministry. He will be missed greatly. Thoughts and prayers to the family and everyone who is mourning the loss of this fantastic guy.

  15. Jim Henning November 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Rick was so kind and friendly. I have good memories of our youthful adventures, I’m sure he will be missed by many. Condolences to all his loved ones.

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