Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 27, 1987
OBITUARY - ALPHA "EUPHAN" (STEPHENS) JUDY
Funeral services for Euphan JUDY, 90, Bedford, were held Monday, Aug. 17, 1987, at Shum-Novinger Funeral Home
in Bedford, with Rev. Carl CUMMINGS officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton.
Alpha Euphan JUDY was
born October 2, 1896, near Maloy, Iowa, and departed this life August 13, 1987, at her home in Bedford, Iowa,
at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 11 days.
Her parents were Sanford Connor STEPHENS and Ida Estella BLAKER
STEPHENS. Her brothers and sisters were Mary, David, Florence, Elma, Paul and Mabel; Mabel died in infancy. Always
these brothers and sisters, their spouses and their children were special to Euphan.
After her graduation from
Blockton High School, she taught country school for six years.
In 1919 she and John Robert JUDY were united in marriage.
Since they had no children for 13 years, they enjoyed nieces, nephews, and neighborhood youngsters and loved and
were loved by them all. In 1932 their daughter, Joanne, was born to bless their home and to share their love.
Euphan's Lord and her faith were the center of her life. Her friendships, her family and her attitudes were all part of
her great witness. She and Bob worshipped in the Methodist Church in Blockton, Iowa, where they were always
active. Euphan served as president of the women's organization for several years and the pin she wears is an
award for 50-year membership.
After her husband's death in 1969, she moved her home and her church membership
from Bedford where her gallant spirit, her caring nature, and her interest in others continued until the
final moments of her life.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Joanne and her husband, Loyd OSBURN;
granddaughter, Judy BEEMER and her husband, Chris, and their children, Christa and Jud; granddaughter, Janie
LEMKE and her husband, Henry, and their children, Leslie and Andrea; her sisters, Elma WILKINSON and her
husband, Eddie; her sister-in-law, Lois STEPHENS SWARTZ; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Submission by Ann Wyer, April of 2012
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