John Robert Stephenson, passed away Dec. 8, 2012, after a long illness. He was the son of Leslie and Lucy 'Marston' Stephenson. Born July, 1930 in Owen County, he was a graduate of Owenton High School in 1948. He is preceeded in death by his wife Barbara (O'Banion) Stephenson. Survivors include two children, Patricia Stephenson of Nicholasville and John Robert Stephenson II (Rita) Goshen; four grandchildren, Amie 'Lane' Johns (Chris) of Lexington; Leslie Lane of San Diego , Calif.; Will and Scott Stephenson of Louisville; and two great-grand children. The family will receive friends Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the McDonald and New Funeral Home on Main Street from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. when a short memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Masonic Lodge HomeÊ in Shelbyville.