Donald Stephens

BELLEFONTAINE – Donald E. Stephens, 86 of Bellefontaine, passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty following a short illness.

He was born on August 22, 1928 in Bellefontaine, a son of the late Cyril Wayne and Helen Grace (Gordon) Stephens. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Norva Stephens Yoder.

On September 2, 1954 in Cleveland, Mississippi, he married Geraldine "Jerry" Congleton and she survives along with a daughter, Stephanie (Bruce Thompson) Stephens of Columbus; sons, Daniel (Marla) Stephens of Bellefontaine, Stuart Stephens of Bellefontaine, Thomas (Kelli) Stephens of DeGraff; grandchildren, Kurtis (Stephanie) Stephens, Cy Stephens, Alexis Stephens, Katherine Stephens, Samantha Stephens, Christopher Stephens, Aubrey Stephens and Max Stephens; great-grandchild, Jerrik Stephens and a brother, Gordon Wayne (Phyllis) Stephens of Englewood.

He worked at Copeland Corporation in Sidney, Ohio, where he retired in 1990.

A member of the First United Methodist Church, he was also a member of Harold Kerr Post #173 American Legion of Bellefontaine and F&AM Lodge #209, Bellefontaine.

He was an avid bowler, golfer and OSU Fan. He enjoyed collecting Roseville and Flowblue pottery and also collected and sold antiques.

Pastor Ed Beale will officiate a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 8th from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home and also on Thursday an hour prior to the funeral service. Military rites will be held by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be in Zanesfield Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the EICHHOLTZ FUNERAL HOME in Bellefontaine.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Bellefontaine, OH 43311
(937) 592-6781
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Published in Weekly Currents from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2014
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