Jean Elaine Stephens, 85, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Guymon, OK, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2022, with her family by her side at The Cedars, McPherson. She was a homemaker, and also, along with her husband, owned and operated Owens Steamway Carpet Cleaning for 26 years.
Jean was born on April 28, 1937, in Grants Pass, OR, the daughter of Harry Russell and Emily Katherine (Shorb) Brown. She graduated as valedictorian from Hardesty High School in Hardesty, OK. She attended Oklahoma University School of Nursing. On October 25, 1956, Jean was united in marriage to Owen Clouse Stephens in Oklahoma City, OK. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2014.
She is survived by her two daughters, Catheryn “Cathy” McEachern of McPherson, KS and Linda Shoemaker of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter-in-law, Janis Murphy of Sylvia, KS; sisters-in-law, Lamanda Hammonds of Temple, TX and Novella Brown of Oklahoma City, OK; brothers-in-law, Tom Stephens (Phyllis) of Hardesty, OK and Melvin Stephens (Lou Ella) of Plainview, TX; eight grandchildren, Cory Pearson (Traci), Chris Pearson, Asher McEachern-Stains (Cassidy), Denise Spallo (Phil), Curtis Belvin, Nichole Myers (Adam), Jamie Crane (Kerry), and Dana Sandoval (Carlos); 17 great-grandchildren, Katie, Sophia, & Vinnie Spallo, Zachary, Christian, Grace, & Gabrial Pearson, Andrew, Lantz, & Rylan Myers, Hunter, Jordan, & Jadyn Liese, Mia Delly, Gauge, Mika, & Claira Belvin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Clouse & Flora Stephens; son, Don Allen Stephens; sons-in-law, Donnie Shoemaker and Joe McEachern; brothers, Dewayne and Bill Brown; and grandson, Joey McEachern.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson, with Pastor Dan Cate officiating. A visitation/viewing will be held from 1:00 PM until service time, Sunday, January 8, at the funeral home. To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link: https://evt.live/funeral-service-for-jean-e-stephens A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 9, at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon, OK.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Calvary Baptist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.