Carl Elmer Stephens (1924 - 2018)

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Carl Elmer Stephens, 94, Villisca, passed away April 14, 2018, in Red Oak.
Carl Stephens was born March 5, 1924, in rural Taylor County, the second child of Martha S. (Haidsiak) and Cecil G. Stephens.
Carl was united in marriage to Lois E. Beavers in rural Bedford on June 6, 1948. To this union six children were born.
Carl is survived by his children, Marie (Doug) Weddle of Villisca; Howard (Janelle) Stephens of Clarinda; Marc (Carrie) Stephens of Kingwood, Texas; Martha (Craig) Herzberg of Villisca; Mary (Brian) Carlson of Red Oak; seventeen grandchildren, and more than twenty-two great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Turner of Hopkins, Mo.; brother-in-law Tom (Pat) Beavers of Shenandoah; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceding Carl in death were his parents; wife, Lois (Beavers) Stephens; sister, Frances Stephens Herzberg; son, Cecil Lee Stephens; brothers-in-law, Roland Slater, Don Slater, Ed Herzberg, and William (Rube) Turner; and sisters-in-law, Virginia (Beavers) Slater, and Arlene (Beavers) Slater.
Memorial Services for Carl Stephens will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda. Visitation will be Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Ritchie Funeral Home with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memories may be shared at ritchiefuenralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, where we 'Celebrate Life'.
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Clarinda, IA 51632
712-542-3637
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Apr. 24, 2018