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Evelyn June Stephens

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Evelyn June Stephens Obituary
Evelyn June Stephens

Des Moines, Iowa - Evelyn June Stephens, 92, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018 after a recent cancer diagnosis. Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Iles Westover Chapel. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

June was born on June 6, 1925 near Mount Ayr, Iowa. She was the daughter of Clark Mills Pratt II and Effie Mae (Masden) Pratt, one of ten siblings. June graduated from Mount Ayr High School and then moved to Des Moines, where she was employed at the Chamberlain Cosmetics Company.

On August 21, 1945 June was united in marriage to Raymond Dale Stephens. They resided in the same home in Des Moines for 70 years, where June was an active homemaker and they raised four children.

June enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. Her interests included gardening, remodeling her home and rental properties, sewing (including making draperies for Wilson's Custom Draperies), cooking, reading and staying current on the latest news, sports and politics.

June is survived by her four children including daughters Joyce Mae (Chris) Richardson and Joan Rae (William) Price, sons John Gregory Stephens and Raymond Dale (Carla) Stephens II, six grandchildren: Matt Price, Jennifer (Mike) Robert, Doug Price, Patricia (Bryan) Blair, Lauren Stephens and Brooke Stephens and four great grandchildren. She also is survived by two loving sisters, Doris Klejch and Helen Michelson, as well as many caring nieces and nephews. June was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Stephens, twin sons who died at birth, her parents and seven siblings.

Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the hospice, Kavanagh House, in Des Moines for their wonderful care of June during her illness.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the or HCI Care Services - Kavanagh House in June's memory.
Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2018
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