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Alger K. Stephenson

Sunday, May 8, 2005

Alger K. Stephenson, 88, died May 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

He was born May 30, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of the late Reno G. and Gertrude Calhoun Stephenson. He was a Master Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy, retired. He served during both World War II and the Korean War and was then a traffic signal technician in Sacramento, Calif., for five years before retiring.

On March 8, 1950, in Washington, D.C., he married Loretta Henley; she survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one son, William Kent of Bernie; one daughter, Donna Trudie; and one grandson.

Visitation was held at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005.

Graveside services were at 11:30 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with a military chaplain officiating.

There were full military rites provided by the Missouri military.

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