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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Wednesday February 11, 1987

OBITUARY ~ WILSON STEPHENS

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Clearfield United Methodist Church for Wilson Stephens, 84, who died at his home west of there Jan. 30.

The Rev. Duane Ferguson officiated and burial was in Clearfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Stanley Knox, John Wilson, Bill Brown, Kenny Stephens, Leroy Beggs and Claude Hogue. Honorary pallbearers were Forrest Harvey, Pete Horton, Henry Calkin, Robert Brown and Lyle Knox.

Mr. Stephens was born Aug. 28, 1902, at Hartville, Mo., son of John and Laura Stephens. He attended Dunning Grade School in Taylor County, and was graduated in 1918. After being graduated from Bedford High School in 1923, he attended Iowa State College in Ames, where he studied electrical engineering. He helped wire many rural homes in this area for electrification.

Mr. Stephens and Evelyn Knox were married Jan. 30, 1927. He served many years as an election judge for Taylor County and was Grant Township trustee. He enjoyed being a trucker, and often helped acquaintances with moving. He was a farmer most of his life, and was able to drive a car and care for himself until the last five months of his life.

He always kept up on the latest happenings around Clearfield and his favorite pass time was playing cards with friends at the Clearfield Cafe. He also enjoyed having coffee at the Tiger Den in Lenox.

He was devoted to his family, especially his great grandson, Brett Spicer, whom he nicknamed "Buffalo Bill."

Mr. Stephens is survived by a son, Ivan of Clearfield, and a daughter, Enid Huegel of Littleton, Colo.; two brothers, Jim and Howard Stephens; a sister, Mary Brooke, four grandchildren and a great grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two brothers, Cecil and Harold.

Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014

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