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Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Iowa
July 30, 1982

OBITUARY ~ DONALD STEPHENS, CLEARFIELD

CLEARFIELD - Donald STEPHENS, 71, of Clearfield died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha.

His funeral was 11 a.m. today at the Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Roger GRAF and Ken RUMMER. Burial was in Clearfield Cemetery with Wilson-Watson Funeral Home of Clearfield in charge.

Mr. STEPHENS was born Feb. 26, 1911, to George and Mable STEPHENS in Dudenville, Mo. On Nov. 8, 1935, he married Ilah RIDPATH.

They farmed west of Clearfield until several years ago when they moved into Clearfield and Mr. STEPHENS took up carpentry.

Survivors include his wife, Ilah; three sons, Larry and Darrell of Clearfield and Dale STEPHENS of Scranton; four grandchildren and a brother Howard STEPHENS of Clearfield.

At his funeral, music was provided by organist Mrs. Robert LOCKHART and singers, Mrs. Harold SPRING and Mrs. Richard LONG.

Honorary pallberarers were James and Randy WYER, Steven HARGRAVE and Duane, George and Eugene CROCKETT. Active bearers were Ron BROWN, Paul OXLEY, Gerald SCOTT, John LYDDON, Marvin BOYER and Melvin PFANDER.

A memorial has been established to the Association for Retarded Citizens.

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OBITUARY ~ DONALD STEPHENS, CLEARFIELD

DONALD STACEY STEPHENS, youngest child of George and Mabel ROBINSON STEPHENS, was born February 26th, 1911, near Dudenville, Mo.

In 1926, the family moved to the Clearfield vicinity and were engaged in farming. On November 9, 1935, Donald married Ilah RIDPATH and three sons were born to this union: Dale of Scranton, Iowa and Larry and Darrel of Clearfield.

Donald was a farmer by occupation until moving to Clearfiled in 1974 after which he worked at Carpentry.

He was a faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church serving as an elder in the Clearfield church then as an usher in the Sharpsburg church until the time of his death. He had a deep faith in God.

He was always interested in the activities of his sons whether it was church, sports, 4-H or academic involvement.

Survivors include his wife, Ilah, sons, Darrel, Larry and Dale, Daughter-in-law, Sarah, and four granddaughters who were his pride and joy. his brother, Howard, also survives.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 2nd at 11:00 A.M. from the Presbyterian Church in Sharpsburg with Rev. Roger GRAF and Ken RUMMER officiating with burial in the Clearfield cemetery.

Music was by Robert (sic, should be Roberta) LOCKHART of Lenox at the organ and accompanied Linda SPRING and Chris LONG, who sang.

Honorary casketbearers were Stephen HARGRAVE, James and Randy WYER, George and Gene and Duane CROCKETT.

Casketbearers were Gerald SCOTT, Marvin BOYER, Melvin PFANDER, Paul OXLEY, John LYDDON and Ron BROWN.

A memorial was established for the Association for Retarded Citizens.

From Funeral Card

In Memory of
DONALD STACY STEPHENS

Born: February 26, 1911
Died: July 30, 1982

SERVICES
Presbyterian Church
Sharpsburg, Iowa
Monday, August 2, 1982
11:00 o'clock a.m.

OFFICIATING
Rev. Roger GRAF
Rev. Ken RUMMER

MUSIC
Mrs. Harold SPRING
Mrs. Richard LONG

CASKET BEARERS
Ron BROWN    John LYDDON
Paul OXLEY      Marvin BOYER
Gerald SCOTT      Melvin PFANDER

HONORARY PALL BEARERS
James WYER              Duane CROCKETT
Randy WYER               George CROCKETT
Steven HARGRAVE     Eugene CROCKETT

AT REST
Clearfield Cemetery
Clearfield, Iowa

Wilson-Watson Service

Submissions by Ann Wyer, April of 2012

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