She was born September 10, 1919, in Advance the daughter of James W. and Lillie (Goff) Steward. She and Joseph B. Stephens were married on Nov. 11, 1939 in Benton. He died July 31, 2007.
She was employed by Superior Electric as an assembler.
She is survived by: daughter, Peggy (Stephens) Landewee of Cape Girardeau, daughter, Bonnie Jo (Stephens) Pierce of Poplar Bluff; sister, Ruth Jauch of Cape Girardeau; sister, Norma Jean Bankston of Cape Girardeau; granddaughter, Julie Williams and husband Jim of Poplar Bluff; grandson, Dave Landewee (Chenwei) of Kansas City; great-grandchildren, Brennon, Braedon and Bailey Williams of Poplar Bluff; great-grandchildren, Stephen, Brittany and Josh Landewee of Kansas City;
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and a sister.
Visitation will be held at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Service will be at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Joe McCullough officiating.
Interment will be at Fairmont Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 9374 Olive Street Road, St. Louis, MO 63132-3214.