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DUNLAP - Evelyn M. Stephenson, 70, of Dunlap passed away at 4:53 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, in the UnityPoint Health-Methodist emergency room.

Evelyn was born on March 12, 1944, in Springfield, Ill., to William T. Sr. and Otilia (Malnar) Huddleston. She married Thomas Stephenson in July of 1970 in Springfield. He survives.

She also is survived by her son, Craig Stephenson of San Francisco, Calif.; her daughter, Jessica Stephenson of Peoria Heights; one grandson, Byron Jorgensen of Peoria Heights; two brothers, William T. (Kathleen) Huddleston Jr. of Valencia, Calif., and David Huddleston of Maroa, Ill.; one sister, Carol Straka of Palos Hills, Ill.; three nieces; one nephew; and four cousins, Michael and Christina Walton and Donnie and Sherril Lazar.

Evelyn received her master's degree in biological science and was certified as a nuclear medicine technologist. She worked as a teacher for Cuba and Farmington school districts and taught anatomy, physiology and biology at Illinois Central College.

She loved to go to auctions, collect frogs and cook.

Evelyn was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Father Patrick Henehan will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, also at the mortuary. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Hawley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to PAWS or St. Jude Catholic Church.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon. com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 10 to June 11, 2014
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