Stella Gene Stephens Pherigo, 85, of Big Spring, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Rev. Alan Matthies officiating.|
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born June 13, 1930 in Big Spring, Texas and married Floyd E. Stephens June 11, 1949 in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death March 21, 1990.
Genie was a lifelong resident of Big Spring and was a homemaker. She loved being around her family and playing bingo.
Survivors include one son, Robert Stephens and wife, Cindy of Richardson; five grandchildren, Shannon Stuteville and husband, Tony of Big Spring, E. D. and wife, Stephanie Barnett-Harro of Oregon City, Oregon, Sarah Wait and husband, Kevin of Wylie, Ryan Stephens and wife, Ro of Buda and Jeremy Stephens and fiancé Callie Pruett, of Dallas; and six great grandchildren, Haylea and Garrett Stuteville, Landon Wait, and Adelie, Amelia and Ava Stephens.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Robert H. Turk and Birtie Lee Petty Turk; and a daughter, Kay Barnett.
The family suggests memorials to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www. npwelch.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on Feb. 19, 2016