Tom Stephens

Obituaries

January 20, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Tom Stephens, 71, of El Dorado, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at his home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1938, in Iola, to Ova M. and Irene (Dollie) Boughton Stephens of Neosho Falls. He grew up in Neosho Falls and attended elementary and high school there.
He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol; three daughters, Debra, Sandra and Beverly; a son, Douglas; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Helen Francis, Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Blanche Stephens, St. Paul, and Mary Stephens, Salina; and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers and one sister died earlier.
Services were held at Young’s Funeral Home in El Dorado on Saturday.
Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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