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Maryanne Stephenson

Sep 30th, 1948 - Mar 24th, 2023

Funeral:  1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home

Interment:  Farnsworth Cemetery in Wayne County


     Maryanne C. Stephenson, age 74, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday evening, March 24, 2023, at her home.

     She was born September 30, 1948, in New Jersey, the daughter of Herman H. and Regina E. (DeLorenzo) Helgenberg.  Maryanne married Kenneth Dale Stephenson on December 6, 1972, in New Jersey.

     Maryanne lived her life with Christian faith, and was a member of Flora First Christian Church.  She also enjoyed participating in the youth group at Xenia Christ United Church, attending women’s missionary meetings, and listening to Christian music on XM Radio.  She looked forward to getting together with friends and working on puzzles and playing games.  Maryanne often attended her children’s sporting events and activities over the years, and appreciated precious memories made with her family. 

     She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Stephenson of Flora; 2 sons: Leon (Beth) Stephenson and Paul (Jennifer) Fulmer, both of Perryville, Missouri; 2 daughters: Sherri (John) Shaw of Manor, Texas, and Christine Stephenson of Salem; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers.

     A funeral ceremony for Maryanne will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow at Farnsworth Cemetery in Wayne County.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders and these will be accepted by the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Jodi Engelmeier

March 25th

I am so sorry Alan and Anthony. She was a wonderful woman who loved you boys so very much.

Mike and Sharon Gray

March 25th

Sorry for your loss. Maryanne was a wonderful lady and neighbor. Always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She will be missed by many. Heaven gained an angel. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Brenda Bullard

March 25th

I will miss our talks and laughs we shared.

Robert and Sharon Lauderback

March 25th

So sorry to hear this. She was a very nice lady.

Bob and Kathy Dillahay

March 26th

Please accept our deepest sympathy

Sarah Hager

March 26th

I am so sorry to hear about Maryanne. I always loved catching up with her, weather it was in Walmart or out at sporting events. ((HUGS)) & prayers for all of you.

Les & Stacy Higgason

March 26th

Mary Ann as always been a wonderful , generous neighbor , sure gonna miss seeing her out and about in the neighborhood .God be with the family at this time , rest in peace Mary Ann ..

Kevin & Gena Martin

March 26th

Maryanne, was such a beautiful lady and great friend. So sorry for your loss. I remember her spoiling Alan and Anthony. Oh, how she loved her husband and children. I'm not sure she ever met anyone she did like. Loved serving God,every chance she had. She is loved and will be missed. ❤️🌹

Rose Mary Metcalf

March 26th

Maryanne was a dear friend and awesome lady. I sure will miss her. May God help your family in your loss at this time.

Joe & Linda Jones

March 28th

So sorry for your loss sending prayers for strength and peace during your time or sorrow.

Al and Donna Myers

March 26th

A very sweet and caring person. I will miss seeing her and Waggs, her dog, on the front porch in the neighborhood. Maryanne and Ken are special people. God's bouquet is complete.

Carolyn and Rick Perry

March 28th

We are saddened to hear of her passing. She was a very nice lady.

Larry and Donna Milner

March 29th

So sorry for your loss ,Mary Anne was a special lady and will be deeply missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Melinda Helms

March 30th

So sorry for your loss she was a very sweet lady, in just what little time I got to know her, she was so easy to get attached to, I miss her. Hugs & prayers to you all.

Alice Robinson

April 7th

I was so sorry to hear that you lost Mary Ann. She and I enjoyed many conversations over the years. She was. such a big help the year I had Anthony in school. I’ll miss those conversations and her laugh.

vicki laird

April 9th

What a wonderful neighbor you were! Fly high my friend

Terry Igert

April 10th

We areso sorry for your loss!!!!



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