Zelda M. Stevens, 90, of Beatrice, died Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017. She was born on June 2, 1926 at Brunswick, Nebraska and grew up in Orchard, Nebraska. At the age of 12 her family moved to Norfolk and she graduated from Norfolk High School. She went on to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received both a Bachelors and a Masters degree and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. In 1952 she moved to Beatrice and began teaching Senior High English until retiring in 1988. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice, the Westminster Guild, the church bell choir, was a member and officer of the Presbyterian Women, and an elder in the church. She also was a member of the Hospital Guild where she did volunteer work at the hospital, the Beatrice Area Retired Teachers, and the Rebekah Lodge of Norfolk. Survivors include three sisters, Joyce Schomberg of Caledonia, Michigan, Mabel Letheby of Norfolk and Dorothy Unkel and husband Melvin of Battle Creek; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Dora Dalton Stevens; brothers-in-law, Elmer Schomberg and Earl Letheby; one niece; one great-nephew. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday June 3, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Beatrice with Rev. Dr. John Duling officiating. Burial will be at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday at the Prospect Hill Cemetery of Norfolk. A family prayer service will be held 10:15 A.M. on Saturday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home on Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. and then one hour preceding the service at the church on Saturday. www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.