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Gary Stephens

Gary Stephens was born May 11, 1950 and passed away surrounded by family on June 7, 2020, soon after arrival to Greater Regional Health in Creston, Iowa.

Gary grew up around Afton and he graduated from East Union High School. Gary was a Millwright and he worked most of the time away from home. He was a hard worker and had to keep busy all of the time. His favorite thing was going to his grandson, Garrett’s, activities and ball games. He loved bird hunting and fishing. He always enjoyed taking the dog for a walk. He was a member of the Corning Gun Club and his hobbies included shooting trap, skeet, and sporting clays. He will be in our hearts forever.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Marilyn, son Lonnie, daughter-in-law Frances, and grandson Garrett, all of Diagonal; brother Johny Stephens; mother-in-law Anna Goodman of Creston; sister-in-law Marlene (Larry) Christensen of Greenfield; brothers-in-law Don (Laura) Goodman of Glenrock, WY and Jon (Lori) Goodman of Diagonal; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to the Diagonal Community Center.

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I worked a couple of jobs with Gary
Damn Good Millwright! Going to miss ya buddy

Mark Land Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

Good friend and great supporter of the Corning Gun Club. Always willing to pitch in and work hard. He will be missed.

Barb and David Fuller Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

I went to East Union School with Gary. He was always a pretty happy go lucky guy and a little on the ornery side from time to time. A very good person. My sympathy to Lonnie and his family. Prayers for strength during this difficult time.

Sharon Means Routh Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking about some family today and sending them hugs. My uncle, Gary Stephens passed away. Unfortunately I do not know anything about the family conflict, but it seems that some brothers and sisters of Garys were left out of the obituary. I find that a bit disheartening as I love genealogy and sad for our future ancestors who will find left out information. Other siblings include Marla (Wes) Pistole from Maryville, Missouri, Theresa Hartman from Afton, Betty Barrett from Burlington, Iowa, Johny (special friend Lori) Stephens from Conway, Iowa. Proceeding him in death is his brother, Bobby Stephens who is buried in Rhode Island, his mother Joan Boyd, his father Robert Stephens and his step father, Tom Boyd. We dont need to hold grudges for the rest of our lives. Youre welcome.

Brandy Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed visits with Gary-always happy and liked a good story! His Jeep was always on the road checking out the hot spots! Our prayers are with you as you cope with your loss.

Jim & Joy Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Thoughts and prayers for the coming days.

Connie Abell Jun 8 2020 12:00 AM

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