Donna Lee Saultz Stephenson, 88, formerly of Pageland, S.C., died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Efland, N.C. after a brief illness.
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She was born on April 3, 1925 in Buffalo, Ohio to Raymond and Verna Saultz. Donna married her childhood sweetheart, Carl C. Stephenson, and they celebrated their 61st anniversary before his death. A graduate of Buffalo High School, she worked for the Federal Government before becoming a homemaker to raise three sons. The family moved to Pageland, S.C. in 1979.
Mrs. Stephenson was a member of Buffalo United Methodist Church in Buffalo, Ohio, and later Zion United Methodist Church in Pageland, S.C. She held a variety of administrative positions in the church in Buffalo including Financial Secretary. Donna loved her time in her Sunday school class and the Seniors Group. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two sons, James F. Stephenson (Deborah) of Efland, N.C. and Jeffrey D. Stephenson of Bluffton, S.C., two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother Glendon K. (Helen) Saultz of Enon, Ohio; and two sisters, Elaine Wayt of Newark, Ohio and Virginia Terry of Cambridge, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, her parents; her eldest son, Carl C. Stephenson Jr. and his wife Kimberly Jo of Cambridge, Ohio; a sister Avanell Saultz of Buffalo, Ohio and an infant granddaughter Amy Stephenson.
South Carolina Services: Friends may call on Thursday May 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baumgartner Funeral Home in Pageland, S.C. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, Pageland, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 647 Zion Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728 or Hospice of Alamance County, N.C.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from May 1 to May 2, 2013