Obituaries » Shirley R. Bradford Stephens
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March 15, 1932 - February 2, 2019
- Visitation: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 1401 S. 5th St., De Soto, MO.
- Service: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00am at the First Free Will Baptist Church-De Soto officiated by Bro. Bob Thebeau
- Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO
Shirley Ruth Stephens, age 86, died on February 2, 2019 at Crystal Oaks in Crystal City. She was born March 15, 1932 in De Soto to Thomas Scotia and Rosa Mae (Stroup) Bradford. She was one of 12 children and enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Elmer Curtis Stephens; her parents; four brothers; Ray, Roy, Earl, and Edgar Bradford; and five sisters: Merta Vaughn, Emma Bailey, Bertha Haverstick, Hazel Dicus, and Glenda Hogan. She is survived by her daughter Connie (Al) Krizek, De Soto, her son Terry (Martha) Stephens, De Soto, her grandson Mark (Jessica) Stephens, De Soto, her granddaughter Susan (Danny) Ferrell, Pevely, one sister Margie Bray, Republic and one brother James Bradford, Anderson, IN. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 460 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 62141 or The Joy Makers c/o First Free Will Baptist Church, 1401 S. 5th St., De Soto, MO 63020