MARY ELBERTA STEPHENSON
Mary E. (Hoover) Stephenson was born January 12, 1925 in Lexington, MO, the daughter of Elbert and Mary (Casner) Hoover. Mary passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Riverbend Heights Nursing Home in Lexington, MO. She was 95 years old. In February 1978, Mary was united in marriage to Ralph Stephenson of Independence, MO. Mary is survived by her two daughters and one son-in-law: Esther and Ralph Baier of Victoria TX, Martha Pyle of Grain Valley, MO; three sons and three daughters-in-law: Tim and Debbie Johnson of San Antonio, TX, David and Pam Lee of Flowery Branch, GA and Jay and Sherry Lee of Appling, GA. Thirty-two grandchildren, eighty great-grandchildren and fifty-two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph, three daughters: Mary Lee Redden, Debi Reeves, Elizabeth Ann Graham and one son: Rufus Jesse Johnson, granddaughter: Robin Johnson, grandson: Miles Dean Sprague, great-grandsons: Jeremy Johnson and Bradley Sprague, sister, Bonnie Hoover and brother, Jess Hoover. Private service for immediate family will be held at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington, MO. Interment following in the Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, MO.