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Mary L. Stephens

Canton – God has called Mary L. Stephens, 81, of Canton, to come home to be with his angels on Monday, October 1, 2018. Mary was the daughter of Denver and Jennie (Deacon) Fuller. She was born near Macon, MO on September 25, 1937.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Yolanda (Richard) Kelley; grandsons, Michael (Stephanie) Kelley and Aaron (Helen) Kelley; sister, Janell (Richard) Wilkinson; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Allan Stephens in 2005; sisters, Charlotte (Ron) Pauley and Betty (George) Coureton; her brother, Rex Fuller; and her son, Wendell Demery.

Mary graduated from Canton Senior High in 1955 and attended High Fashion Beauty College. She worked as a nurse’s assistant at Bartonville State Hospital and Canton Graham Hospital. Mary moved to Washington, IA in 1976 and married Richard A. Stephens on May 27, 1977 in Crawfordsville, IA and lived in Washington, IA until 2010 when she moved back to Canton, IL. She was a member of Ainsworth Community Church of Iowa and attends Shields Chapel Community Church in Canton.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Pastor David Meader will officiate. Burial will follow at Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth, IA at 3:00 PM. Pastor Jason Collier will officiate the committal service. A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Ainsworth Community Church of Iowa or Shields Chapel United Methodist Church of Canton. To make online condolences you may go to


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  • Trudy C Trobaugh

    Reply October 2, 2018 11:34 pm

    Mary was a sweet, kind person and I will miss her at Shields’Chapel and the occasional telephone conversations.

  • Tracy Owens

    Reply October 3, 2018 7:32 pm

    Mary was a wonderful lady, and she will be missed, I always enjoyed talking with her over the years,and our many car dealings
    Prayers to the family. Tracy W. Owens. Wellman,Iowa

  • Mary Thelander

    Reply October 3, 2018 11:00 pm

    Mary was so kind and loving! She was our neighbor in Washington, Iowa and considered my kids as her grandkids! I’m so thankful she’s with Jesus, Allen and many friends and family! ❤️Rod and Mary Thelander

  • Joyce (Kinsel) Johnson

    Reply October 4, 2018 6:37 pm

    Mary was so sweet and loved coming to Shields Chapel Church. She will be missed. Prayers to er family. Joyce Johnson

  • Laurel White

    Reply October 8, 2018 8:39 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mary’s family. She will be missed by so many. I’m sure she and Allan are celebrating their reunion in heaven.
    Laurel White

  • Peg Stephens

    Reply October 14, 2018 5:48 pm

    I enjoyed Mary’s company at the Stephens’ reunions. My husband, Jim, and Richard Allen were first cousins and worked together as teenagers. My sympathy goes out to Mary’s family.
    Peg Stephens

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