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 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.