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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Stella V. Stephens

  • Stella V. Stephens, age 95, of 2902 Spring, Quincy, Ill., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 11:15 p.m. in the Barry Community Care Center.
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  • Stella V. Stephens, age 95, of 2902 Spring, Quincy, Ill., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 11:15 p.m. in the Barry Community Care Center.
     
    Stella was born December 1, 1918, in Bowling Green, Missouri, the
    daughter of Murty and Ollie Kennedy Whitley.
     
    She was an employee of Davis-Cleaver. Stella enjoyed crafts and quilting.
     
    Stella is survived by seven children, Alice (Glen) Rupert of Peoria, IL,
    Eilene (Cecil) Bennett of North Carolina, Albert (Clara) Flynn of
    Isabella, MO, Mary (Derrill) Jackson of Palmyra, MO, Jean (Jack) Lish of
    Barry, IL, Sam (Billie) Pipkin of Quincy, and Ronald "Skip" Pipkin of
    Quincy; 37 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren,
    great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
     
    Stella was preceded in death by her parents, three daughters, Stella
    "Chub" Wilke, Margaret Zaerr, and Sue Ward; a son, Allen "Butch" Flynn;
    two grandsons, Rick Lee Lish and Bill Powell; five brothers,
    Charles, William, Murty, Walter and Russell Whitley; and three sisters,
    Lola Rolde, Daisey Whitley and Loretta Simmerly.
     
    Services:  1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Hansen-Spear Funeral
    Home, with Rev. Mike Mckenzie officiating.
     
    Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois.
     
    Visitation:  2-4 p.m. on Sunday August 3, 2014, at Hansen-Spear
    Funeral Home.
     
    Memorials: Transitions of Western Illinois
     
    www.hansenspear.com
     
    Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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