Sara V. Stephens

March 17, 1926October 17, 2012

Sara V. Stephens, 86, of Clearfield, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at her home.

Mrs. Stephens was born on March 17, 1926 at Dale, Bradford Township, the daughter of Allen A. and Orpha M. (Ayers) Irwin.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Stephens was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Clearfield. She is survived by three children; Patricia L. Giampa and her husband Michael of West Mifflin, PA, Gregory I. Stephens of Bigler and Lisa J. Stankovich and her husband David of Fredonia, PA, eight grandchildren; Kathryn and James Giampa, Mitchell, Zachary and Jonathan Stephens and Tory, Casey and Connor Stankovich and a sister, Geraldeen Denton of Clearfield.

Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leonard James Stephens whom she married December 3, 1949 and who passed away February 21, 1997, four sisters; Lucille Turner, Martha Tobias, Margaret Hile and Dorothy McDonald and a brother, Michell Irwin.

Honoring Mrs. Stephen’s wishes there will be no public visitation or viewing.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Mark Brower officiating. Interment will be at Bradford Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Spirit Hall, 1010 Dorey St., Clearfield, PA 15830 or charity of the donor’s choice.

The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., of Clearfield are in charge of the arrangements.

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Lois Stephens

October 21, 2012

Dear Pat. Greg and lisa. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of sorrow. I am so sorry I missed visiting with your Mom before she left us. She was such a beautiful lady and I loved her dearly. I have so many fond memories of my visits with your folks and watching you all grow up. That was a few years ago. I will always cherish my last visit with your Mom in May. We had a good visit, with lots of laughter and reminiscing. She looked so good then and that is the way I will always remember her. I will miss her...and your Dad. Take care and God bless. I love you all.

Sue Boob

October 19, 2012

Dear Pat, Greg, & Lisa. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Mom was a wonderful person and she was like a second Mom to Cindy & I during our childhood years. I can still hear her laughing at us and all our adventures growing up. She was always so understanding. I know she will be missed but she is at peace and will be forever loved and cherished in your hearts. I miss my Mom every day but am so thankful we had her as long as we did. Cherish your memories.

Kathy Musto

October 18, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

October 18, 2012

May Gob Bless you all what a wonderful lady Sara was i so enjoyed being her care giver, and meeting greg and son's, and billy ray, my condolences to all the family. Carole McDonald-care giver.

Jeanie White

October 18, 2012

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Nadine Parks Bagwell

October 18, 2012

I have so many good memories of my Aunt Sara. Sitting here I can remember her laughter & what a lovely lady she was. In addition to being a treasured aunt; she was also my Sunday school teacher. The last time I saw her we sat on the front porch & just reminisced about everything while looking out at the mountain vista from her home. I know that Heaven's gates will open wide for her. I will miss her & our thoughts & prayers are with the family.