Elizabeth Libby Jean Stephenson (December 23, 1935 - August 22, 2012) Elizabeth Libby Jean Stephenson, 76, died Wednesday afternoon in the Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston after an illness. She was born in New Orleans, LA, to Robert M. and Marie Herquet Merrant. Libby moved to Hemphill from Vidor sixteen years ago and was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Hemphill. Libby is survived by her husband of 59 years, Clinton Stephenson of Hemphill, her daughter Rebecca Harris of Kountze, her sons, Derek Stephenson and his wife Pricilla of Vidor, Craig Stephenson and his wife Amory of Round Rock, and Brent Stephenson and his wife Vanity of Vidor. Libby is the proud grandmother of seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Robert M. Merrant of Gretna, LA, and two sisters, Carmen Bounds of Bay St. Louis, MS and Gezel Frank of Vidor, TX. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 9:00PM, Sunday, August 26, 2012, with a wake service at 6:30PM in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be at 10:00AM, Monday, August 27, 2012, in the St. Pius Catholic Church, corner of Barber and Starr, Hemphill. Burial will be at 3:00PM in the Restlawn Memorial Park, Vidor, TX. Starr Funeral Home P.O. Box 730 409-787-3331 409-787-1351
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 26, 2012