The Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 12, 2012
OBITUARY - DELORES GERALDINE (COLVIN) STEPHENSON
January 10, 1920 - April 08, 2012
Delores Geraldine (COLVIN) STEPHENSON, daughter of James and Lena (MILLER) COLVIN, was born January 10, 1920 in Worth
County, Missouri and passed away April 8, 2012.
At age five she moved with her family to Mills county, Iowa where she
grew up. After returning to Missouri, she met Claude STEPHENSON and they married in Grant City, Missouri in 1939. Three
daughters, Sharon Gayle, Janet Marie and Connie Bernice, were born to this union.
In 1943 they moved to Ellston where
they farmed. Geraldine and her husband moved to Kellerton in 1970 to retire on the farm where she remained until her
Geraldine worked at the Shamrock Café for many years. Geraldine's life centered around her family and friends.
She especially loved visiting her grandchildren and families.
Geraldine was a member of the United Methodist Church and
the UMW in Kellerton. She accepted the Lord as a young girl and was baptized.
Geraldine was a member of the Eldeen Club.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; her parents; three sisters, Marie, Lois and Thelma, and four
brothers, Eldon, Mervin, James and Jack.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sharon Gayle (Gary) GILES of
Denver, Colorado, Janet Marie (Roger) GROSE of Wright, Wyoming and Connie Bernice (Larry) WAMBOLD of Bloomfield, Iowa;
sister, Ruth DIAZ of Ridgecrest, California; nine grandchildren, Jerry (Lori) LAMB of Toledo, Ohio, Anthony LAMB of
Denver, Colorado, Stephen (Linda) GROSE of Wright, Wyoming, Deann TROTTIER of Wright, Wyoming, Monty (Deborah) WAMBOLD of
Western Springs, Illinois, Bryon (Brenda) WAMBOLD of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Jeffrey WAMBOLD of Bloomfield, Iowa, Dena
(Jim) KOTHEOF Denver, Colorado and John (Cindy) GILES of Richlands, North Carolina; 14 great-grandchildren; nine
great-great-grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces and friends.
A memorial fund has been established to the United
Methodist Church in Kellerton.
Services will be conducted at Watson–Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday,
April 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Rick HAWKINS officiating. Musicians will be Sandy CAMPBELL and Richard and Camille
JACKSON. Casket bearers are Jerry LAMB, Tony LAMB, Monty WAMBOLD, Bryon WAMBOLD, Steve GROSE and Deann TROTTIER.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff WAMBOLD, John GILES and Dena KOTHE.
Geraldine will be laid at rest in the Maple Row
Cemetery in Kellerton.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2012
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