Hope Cemetery
Lawrence County,

SERGEANT US Army Air Forces
World War II
October 20, 1930 - December 03, 2011

Roberta Ella (Starr) Stephens daughter of Rhea Millard Starr Sr and Ellen Pansy (Phillips) Starr. Kenneth Marion Stephens son of Joshua Stephens and Bessie Stephens.

Marion 20 Oct 1930 - 03 Dec 2011 veteran / obituary
Roberta 20 Sept 1934 - 10 Nov 2016 obituary

Marriage: Year 1951 Book 43-0577 Randolph County, Arkansas

Kenneth Stephens

IMBODEN — Kenneth Marion Stephens, 81, son of the late Joshua and Bessie Stephens, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Stephens; son, Donald Stephens; and great-grandson, Beau Young.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Stephens of the home; son, Kenny Stephens of Imboden; daughters, Teresa and Danny Rowsey of Black Rock, Diane and Lanny Wells, Gina and Larry Blansett, and Melanie Stephens, all of Imboden; and one sister, Norma Jean Smith of Columbia, Ill.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Victor Stephens of Colorado; Terry, Becky Stephens, Renee, Cerda and Hunter Stephens of Springdale; Billy, Starla, Daniel Rowsey, Jessie and Rodney James of Black Rock; Hannah Rowsey of Arkadelphia; Danette, Patrick, Kyle, Tyler and Jessica Murphy of Williford; Tamya, George, Aliceson and Jonathan Stallings of Newport; Khara and Jeff Sorenson, Caleb Madison, Zackary and Chase Wilson and Riley Sorenson of Fort Worth, Texas; Kristina and Tristan Young of Rose Bud; Demi and Josh Stephens and Eric Wells of Imboden; Tessa Jose Brunson of Horn Lake, Miss.; Andrea, Frankie, Kyleigh, Addisen and Bryce Echeveria of Ravenden; and Gary, Suzie, Brayden, Jayce, Avery and Mason Blansett of Harrah, Okla.

Kenneth was a self-employed mechanic, body shop owner, grocery store owner, gas station clerk and used car dealer, as well as a cable TV owner. He was in the Air Force and the Lawrence County Regional Water District Board of Directors for 28 years. He also received the Sloan-Hendrix Appreciation Plaque.

His service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God in Imboden with Michael Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons and great-grandsons.

Kenneth couldn’t stand the thought of a family going hungry or a child waking up Christmas morning and not having gifts under the tree. He always tried to provide for everyone. So memorials are requested to Sloan-Hendrix Community Baskets or to the Angel Tree fund. Donations can be dropped off at Diann’s Beauty Shop and Sloan-Hendrix School Elementary office.

Any other memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God in Imboden.

Obituary provided courtesy of The Jonesboro Sun Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas published 05 Dec 2011.

Contributed on 9/25/18 by denise.bratcher63
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Submitted: 9/25/18 • Approved: 9/26/18 • Last Updated: 9/29/18 • R1239245-G0-S3

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