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
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
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