Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ LELA "JUNE" (BAIRD) STEPHENS
Lela June, daughter of Samuel and Ella BAIRD, was born on the BAIRD farm northeast of Redding, Iowa on May 3,
1905. She attended Redding school, graduating in 1924. She was the youngest of 10 children.
On May 24, 1924
she was united in marriage to Lester M. STEPHENS. To this union were born Samuel, Julia, Beverly and David. Her
husband passed away in July, 1955.
Surviviors are a brother, John of Oregon; her children, Sam (Dorothy)
STEPHENS of Pueblo, Colorado, Julia (Ivan) BARKER of Kansas, Beverly (John) RAY of Pueblo and David (Ruth) of Honolulu;
16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and
June worked at the hospital in Clarinda, Iowa and later at the Rinngold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa,
retiring from there at age 67 years.
Funeral services were held February 22, 1993 from the Wilson-Watson Funeral
Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Eldon BOESE. Music was provided by Rev. and Mrs. Eldon BOESE.
[Interment was made at Fairview Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.]
Submission by Ann Wyer, April of 2012
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