Howard L. Stephens, 90, of Sharpsburg, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. at his residence.
He was born on January 1, 1924 in Taylorville, IL; the son of Roland and Mrytle (Peters) Stephens. He married Clair Faye Neal on September 25, 1943 in St. Charles, MO; she preceded him in passing on October 29, 2012. Mr. Stephens was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, IL.
He is survived by his son, Danny R. (Marilyn) Stephens of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Bonnie L. (Lyman) Leach of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Mark Stephens, Mike (Michelle) Stephens, Michelle (Dave) Cappellin, Kerri (Pat) Krell, Jenni (Josh) Sedlock and Clifford Linder; great-grandchildren, Katie Stephens, Kayla Stephens, Morgan Stephens, Garrett Stephens, Brittany Leach, Kent Girard and Carter Cappellin. He was preceded in passing by his parents, wife Clair; granddaughter-in-law, Christine Stephens; brothers, Delmar Stephens, Harold Stephens, and Dorice Stephens, and sister, Wilma Craggs.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Private family graveside services will follow at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Sign the on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.
The funeral of Howard L. Stephens was held, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL, with burial at Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Taylorville, IL. Pastor Becky Lembke officiated the service.
Casket bearers were Mark Stephens, Mike Stephens, Garrett Stephens, Pat Krell, Dave Cappellin and Lyman Leach.
Honorary bearers were Kent Girard, Clifford Linder, Chuck Clayton and Josh Sedlock.