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DIANA LYNN STEPHENSON
Diana Lynn Stephenson, 76, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
Diana was born on March 2, 1945 in San Diego, California to Henry and Rhea (Donaldson) Jones.
Diana is survived by her husband Charles Stephenson of the home; three children: Shawn Elting of Milan, Missouri, Brandi Davis of Huntsville, Missouri and Jamie Damewood of Kirksville, Missouri; six grand-children: Josh, Mindy, Samantha, Kolby, Makayla and Dylan; one sister, Rhea Handley of Milan, Missouri; one brother, Dean Jones of Sycamore, Illinois; step children: Charles Stephenson Jr. of Milan, Missouri and Marie Pipes of Iowa, and several nieces and nephews and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shelley Elting Gear; four sisters: Judy Jones, Pat Berndt, Joann Jones and Donna Jones; and one brother, Gary Jones.
Diana lived many places during her childhood, moving wherever the Navy stationed her father. In 1983 she moved to Milan where she has lived since. Diana was a dog breeder for many years owning a kennel. She loved painting and doing arts and crafts. She also enjoyed her flowers and gardening.
Diana’s wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later time. Schoene- Ruschmeier Funeral Home is handling arrangements.