Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wanda L. Stephens, 85, of Washburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at her home. She was born on Oct. 11, 1925, daughter of CH and Cleo (Stephens) Pendergraft in McDonald County. She grew up and attended school in the McDonald County area. She was united in marriage to Onza Stephens on Nov. 21, 1943. Shortly after their union, they moved to the Washburn area to make their home, where Onza was employed as a logger and she often assisted him. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1987.

Survivors include: two sons, Larry Stephens, and his wife, Coeta, of Washburn, and Gary Stephens, and his wife, Vivian, of Washburn; three daughters, Sue Skinner, and her husband, Don, of Cassville, Glenda Price, and her husband, Jim, of Washburn, and Sandra Daniels, and her husband, Fred, of Cassville; one brother, Junior Pendergraft, and his wife, Verbal, of Washburn; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Harvey Pendergraft; and one granddaughter Shannon Skinner.

Services were held Friday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville with Pastor Dayton Brattin officiating. Burial followed at the Washburn Prairie Cemetery in Washburn.

Memorials may be made, to help autistic children, to either the Therapeutic Riding of the Ozarks, 627 N Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65802 or Camp Barnabas 901 Teas Trail 2060, Purdy, MO 65734.