Mary J. Stephens

Thursday, August 7, 2003

Mary J. Stephens, 56, of Dugger and formerly of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003 at her residence.

Born Oct. 10, 1946 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Doyle and Mildred O'Connor Benefiel.

Survivors include two daughters, Christina Stephens of Linton and Heather Stephens of Indianapolis; four brothers, John Benefiel of Michigan, Randall Benefiel of Las Vegas, Nev., Ronald Benefiel of Tampa, Fla., and Richard Benefiel of Linton; and three grandchildren, Jessi Stephens, Zoe Vester and Sean Gilbert.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Alexis Gilbert.

Funeral service will be at St. Peter Catholic Church in Linton at 10:30 a.m. on Friday with the Rev. Hilary Vieck officiating. There will be a private burial following cremation at a later date.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Newkirks Funeral Home in Dugger. Scripture services will be at 7 p.m. and there will be a special reading by Leann West at 6 p.m.