We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell
A funeral was held Saturday, May 11, 2013 for 78 year old Ruth Stephens of Chester, IL who died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL.
Ruth was born February 20, 1935 in Dyersburg, TN, the daughter of Clarence and Eula (Ferguson) Melton. She married Ronald Stephens and he preceded her in death in 1992.
Survivors include four children, Tom Stephens of Chester, IL, Beverly Schwartz of Fort Collins, CO, Rhonda Nickle of Seffner, FL and Randy Stephens of Ennis, TX. One sister, Beverly Blount of Florissant, MO. One brother, Joy Melton of Sebring, FL. 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister.
Visitation was held at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.
A funeral for 78 year old Ruth Stephens of Chester, IL was held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Brother Gene Etheridge officiating.
Burial was in the Sikeston Garden of Memories in Sikeston, MO.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.