OBITUARY ~ Howard C. STEPHENS
Howard C. STEPHENS was born at Dudenville, Missouri, November 17, 1907, to George and Mable ROBINSON STEPHENS, and died
October 22, 1987, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and five days.
Most of his life was spent on farms around
the Clearfield area where he was a farmer. In 1970 he moved into Clearfield and at the time of his death he lived at
the Clearfield Manor apartments.
He was a member of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church until its closing, at which
time he transferred his membership to the Clearfield Christian church, whre he faithfully worshipped as long as his
He was married February 24, 1934, to Vivian YOUNG, who preceded him in death in September, 1960. They
were parents of three daughters, Ann WYER of Diagonal, Leona MATTIX and Cleona FLORA of St. Paul, Minn.
In 1970 he was
married to Francis TAYLOR, who preceded him in death in 1984.
Surviving are his daughters; a son-in-law, Marvin WYER
12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Ilah STEPHENS of Clearfield.
Besides his wives,
he has been preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald and Orr, and a sister, Nellie CROCKETT, and a
great-granddaugher, Leanna MATTIX. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his greatest joy.
were held October 26, 1987, from the First Chrstian Church at Clearfield, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Shirely LOCKARD.
Music was provided by Mrs. Erwood HUFFMAN, Mrs. Richard SPURRIER and Mrs. Harold NELSON.
Dale STEPHENS, Duane CROCKETT, Eugene CROCKETT, Larry STEPHENS, George CROCKETT and Darrell STEPHENS. Burial was
in the Clearfield Cemetery at Clearfield, Iowa.
Submission by Ann Wyer, April of 2012
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