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Virginia Stephenson

Virginia Ann (Barnes) Stephenson, age 87, was born January 7, 1929 near Denver, Missouri to the late Wayne and Audene Barnes. She passed away January 23, 2016 at the Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City, Missouri.

Virginia owned and operated the Dairy Sweet in Mount Ayr for several years. She was also a nursing assistant at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr in addition to being a devoted house wife and mother. Virginia was a 21 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Mount Ayr.

In 1990, she married Harold Stephenson. Virginia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include her husband Harold of Grant City, MO; two sons Gary (Eva) Son of Hockley, Texas and Terry Son of Grant City, MO; four step-children Kathleen (Dennis) Carroll, Beth Stephenson, Paul (Bridget) Stephenson of Kansas City and John Stephenson of Sheridan, MO; 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren; sister Barbara Stephenson of Grant City, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two children Patty Son and Michael Son; Lloyd Son, Sr, father of her children; and second husband Joe Seaton.

Memorials are to the Grant City Convalescent Center and the Grant City Baptist Church.

  • Visitation

    January 27, 2016
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Grant City Baptist Church

    401 East 2nd Street
    Grant City, MO

  • Memorial Service

    January 27, 2016
    2:00 PM

    Grant City Baptist Church

    401 East 2nd Street
    Grant City, MO

  • Burial

    Wednesday January 27 2016

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

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We would like to send sympathy to the family. It seems like we just visited them last summer. We liked to get ice cream in Grant City so we decided to stop for a visit.

Posted by Mary and Junior Swank - Benton, IA - Friend   February 07, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Virginia Stephenson. She was younger than my mother who died in 1977.

Posted by Linda Barber - Benton, IA - Friend   February 04, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Virginia''s passing. She left us just a week after mom. Do you suppose they are gabbing it up in heaven now? I have great memories of Virginia at the store and church. I am sad that Delphos is loosing all the old time residents. It will never be the same. You have my deepest sympathies.

Tammy (Saville) Flugge

Posted by Tammy Saville Flugge - Marshalltown, IA - friend   January 26, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Barbara, I just wanted to express my condolences upon hearing of Virginia''s death. Although I didn''t know her personally, My aunt Mary Lou (McElvain) Wilkerson spoke of her often.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Paul Kiar

Posted by paul kiar - Mountain Home,, AR   January 25, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM