Robert and Jeannine (Stevenson) Hostetler

Died: Thu., Apr. 28, 2016


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., May 01, 2016
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., May 02, 2016
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

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Robert Lee & Beth Jeannine (Stevenson) Hostetler, both 86, went to Heaven together on Thursday, April 28, 2016, as the result of an automobile accident.  Robert was born on September 1, 1929, in Kokomo, the son of Fred L. & Eva A. (Townsend) Hostetler.  Jeannine was born on February 27, 1930, in Kokomo, and was the daughter of William A. & Pauline (Fellows) Stevenson.  Robert & Jeannine were married in Kokomo on June 24, 1949.

Bob had been a car salesman for Mason Motors and Kokomo Auto World.  In between he owned Ray-Wel Motors.  He had also worked for Kraft Foods.  Jeannine had worked for Faith United Methodist Church, and previously for Ray-Wel Motors and Montgomery Wards.  Jeannine would love to communicate with family by e-mail, watch IU Basketball, knit, read,  and was part of the Missionary Society at the First Church of the Nazarene.  Bob and Jeannine were both active members of the First Church of the Nazarene since 1954.  Bob was active with the church choir. They both cherished the time spent with their children and grandchildren. 

Bob and Jeannine are survived by their sons, Mark (Sharon) Hostetler, Portage, Ronald (Theresa) Hostetler, Hermitage, TN, Steven (Jane) Hostetler, Mishawaka, Jeffrey (LuAnn) Hostetler, Portage, Timothy (Lora) Hostetler, Kokomo, and Bruce (Rae) Hostetler, Zionsville; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Hamilton, Erica (John) Manly, Michelle Hostetler, Jonathon (Michaela) Hostetler, Michael Hostetler, Jeremy Hostetler, Ryan (Dana) Hostetler, Sean (Crystal) Hostetler, Bethany Hostetler, Cassidy Wagner, Becca Wagner, Thomas Hostetler, and Zachery Hostetler; great-grandchildren, Amber and Kaylin Hamilton, Savannah Manly, Ella and Andrew Hostetler.  Bob is also survived by four nieces and four nephews.  Jeannine is survived by a brother, David (Connie) Stevenson, Lafayette, and one niece and two nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Charles J. Hostetler, Naomi I. Stover, Anna Mae Fisher Goff, and Charlotte R. Kordel. Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents.  Bob and Jeannine were preceded in death by an infant son, Michael L. Hostetler. 

Funeral services celebrating Bob and Jeannine’s lives will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 2, 2016, at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 South Washington Street, Kokomo, with Dr. Mark L. Hostetler and Dr. David Leeder officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3-8 pm on Sunday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nazarene World Missions in care of First Church of the Nazarene.  Shirley & Stout Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Messages of condolence may be left online at  


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Wayne & Tonia Hostetler
   Posted Fri April 29, 2016
We have only fond memories Uncle Bob & Aunt Jeannine. Our hearts are heavy as we reflect on their long love story and their devotion to each other, but draw comfort knowing they are still together. Just as we remember them, never too far apart.

May God bless them and give them eternal peace. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with cousins Mark, Ron, Steven, Jeff, Tim, & Bruce

Wayne & Tonia Hostetler

Greg and Becky Pritts
   Posted Sat April 30, 2016
Mere words cannot express what Bob and Jeannine have met to our family. Even though the miles have separated us precious fond memories of the Hostetler Family fill our hearts and today those hearts ache at such a loss. What an influence they have had in my life for which I will forever be grateful.
The prayers of the Pritts Family go out to Mark, Ron, Steve, Jeff, Tim, Bruce and their families praying they feel the loving arms of God surrounding them.
We love and appreciate you all so much!

John T. Savage
   Posted Sat April 30, 2016
Such great memories of your folks as part of a group with my parents and the Robinson's who had a great sense of humor. Laughing at themselves and each other until tears ran down their face, amazing people! Bob & Jeannine shared the same wedding date & year 6/24/49 as my folks and after they met in '54 shared their anniversaries together many times. Dad enjoyed singing with your Dad very much. I'm thinking of and saying prayers for your family. God is Good!

Franklin Finley
   Posted Sun May 01, 2016

Hand-Tuned Windchime was sent by Tal and Linda Finley.

Jeff, Linda and I were sad to hear of your loss. Maybe the Wind Chime will be a reminder of your parents wonderful life together. If there is anything we can do for you, please just ask. Tal and Linda Finley

Robert Trafford
   Posted Sun May 01, 2016
Dear Mark/Sharon, I regret to learn of your loss. Know that you are in our prayers, Donna and I, and that I communicated the need to hold you and your family up in prayer to the congregation at West Lebanon.

John and Rachel Rosborough
   Posted Sun May 01, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful parents. We have very fond memories of them. May you find peace through God's love.

John and Rachel

Tracy Burcham
   Posted Mon May 02, 2016
Bruce, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your parents. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dick and Yvonne Ransel
   Posted Mon May 02, 2016
Dear Hostetler Family: As Steve's former partner and friend, please nlet us extend our sincere condolences to him and your family. Our thoughts and hearts are with you in this time of sadness. Sincerely, Dick and Yvonne.

Ken Goff and the CSC/Mass Mutual team
   Posted Mon May 02, 2016
Ron and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your parents, You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Steve & Coleen Henisa
   Posted Mon May 02, 2016
Jeff & LuAnn, We were so sad to hear of your loss. Steve loves to share about the times spent at your home as teens, your parents made him feel like another one of the boys! Guess all the folks are having a grand heavenly reunion. Please know you and your families will be in our prayers. A contribution to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is being made in memory of your parents. Love, Steve and Coleen Henisa