Dateline: October 23, 2008

Zora Lenora Stephens,82, died Wednesday, October 15, 2008, in Wellington.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2008, in the Hedley Church of Christ with Bright Newhouse, Minister, officiating. Burial followed at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mrs. Stephens was born January 10, 1926, in Colgate, Coal Co., Okla. to Creed R. ad Callie Jane Eddings Baker. She married Wilson Stephens on July 4, 1946, in Memphis. She had been a resident of Collingsworth and Donley Counties for most of her life. She was a great seamstress and made clothes for family and many friends. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and her church. She worked hard on the farm and helped elderly people in Hedley get around for various things. She was a member of the Hedley Church of Christ where she served as the janitor and prepared for communion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Roy Lee Stephens; two brothers, two sisters, and a grandson, Neal Wade Duncan.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Wilson Stephens of Hedley; two daughters, Barbara Duncan and husband Herbert, and Pattie Gilbert and husband Bill, all of Wellington; two sons, Coy Stephens and wife Ellen of Borger, and Henry Stephens and wife Nancy of Hedley; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren with one on the way, and one great great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be to the Hedley Senior Citizens




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