Evelyn Boyd Stephens

June 28, 1926May 5, 2013

Evelyn (Rusty) B. Stephens passed away on May 5 at age 86 at her daughter’s home in Yukon, OK. She lived in St. Pete Beach, Florida for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Robert L. Stephens, and her parents, Rudolph and Kathleen Boyd of Atkins, VA. Rusty was born in Atkins, Virginia. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and earned her Masters Degree in Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She enjoyed Temple University and elected to complete all her PHD courses at Temple. Rusty and Robert made their home in Warminster, Pa for over 28 years. She taught classes at Penn State University and chaired the Reading Department for all schools in the Centennial School District. Together, they coauthored and published ‘101 Civil War Battles’. Rusty loved to travel and dance. Since retiring in 1987, She was able to travel extensively throughout western and eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer and competed in many national competitions. A memorial service will be held at Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg on June 15, 2013 at 2 pm. Rusty is survived by her children, Robert L. Stephens, Jr and his wife, Marylouise, her daughter, Deborah S. Cunningham and her spouse, Scott, her grandchildren, Robert L. Stephens III, Ryan M. Stephens and Dori Lee Cunningham, and other family and friends.


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May 24, 2013

Rusty, my friend, a friend you don't have contact with for a week or several months but you pick up the conversation as if it was yesterday. A true southern lady, beautiful, everything perfect, in its place. We had great fun traveling-the four of us. I'll miss this friend, Rusty, and Bob too.
Jinny Sutermaster (Seminole, FL)

May 19, 2013

Debbie and Bob , I will miss coming out and spending time with Miss Rusty, she was a pleasure to be around. Love to the both of you, Brenda Jenkins from Visiting Angels.

Lauren Jackson

May 13, 2013

Debbie and Bob,
What a beautiful mother and dear person "Aunt Rusty" was. Her obituary was very tender and sweet and I know how close you all were even until her passing. God bless you as you reminisce of your precious parents and I hope you find peace in the coming months.
With prayers for you both, Laurie Ginter (Lauren) Jackson

kettiluigina cicco

May 13, 2013

My Sweet friend you will be missed by so very many. I thank you for all the great times we had together and I know you are dancing in Heaven.I miss and love you.

May 13, 2013

Dear family. All of my family send our condolences to all of your at the death of our beloved Rusty. She will be remembered as a truly elegant LADY, a sincere, kind and gentle soul. She and Bob loved their family and each other. They lived a good life.
I feel most blessed to have known Rusty and been part of her family. She inspired all of us. I think of her and you so often. Love to all of you, may you be comforted by the memories you have of this special lady.
I sincerely regret that I will not be able to attend the memorial service in Florida.
Love, Aunt Elle