Gilbert L. Stephens

Born: Mon., Mar. 6, 1944
Died: Sun., Jul. 13, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 16, 2014
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10:30 AM Thu., Jul. 17, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Gilbert L. Stephens, age 70, of Hutsonville, IL, passed away July 13, 2014 in Casey, IL at Casey Healthcare Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Stephens was born in Robinson, IL March 6, 1944 to Denzil and Ruth Stephens.  Gil grew up on a farm in Annapolis, IL with his 11 siblings.  He graduated from Hutsonville High School in 1962.  He served in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter mechanic.  Mr. Stephens met his wife Mary (Patton) Stephens while stationed in Savannah, GA.  They married March 24, 1968 and made a home in Hutsonville, IL.  Gil worked for many years at Marathon Oil Refinery in Robinson, IL before retiring in 1995.

Mr. Stephens had many interests and hobbies, including; gardening, landscaping, fishing and hunting.  Gil was a member of Heartland Baptist Church of Hutsonville, IL and a member of York Lodge #313 AF and AM.

Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Stephens of Hutsonville, IL; daughter and spouse, Misty Stephens Brown and Sumner of Coatesville, IN; four grandchildren, Jackson and Murphy Brown of Coatesville, IN; Caelan Brewer of Reedy Springs, VA and Alex Drummond of Casey, IL; brothers and sisters-in-law; Larry and Imogene Stephens, LaPorte, IN; Lynn Stephens, Robinson, IL; Stanley and Diana Stephens, Hutsonville, IL; Phillip and Janey Stephens, Batesville, IN; Martin and Roberta Stephens, Martinsville, IL; Roger and Anita Stephens, Annapolis, IL; Robert and Martha Stephens, Oblong, IL; sisters and brothers-in-law; Leah and Larry Buser, Palestine, IL; Margie and Charles Jackson, West Union, IL; Lois Harris, Robinson, IL;  thirty-six nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents Denzil and Ruth Stephens; a son, Brad Stephens; brother, Jamie Stephens; sisters-in-law, Brenda, Vicki, Janice and Bobbie Stephens and niece, Dr. Karen Wakefield.

Funeral service will be Thursday July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, IL with Rev. Mike Delaney officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday July 16, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, IL with Masonic services at 7:00 PM.  Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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Lawrence & Doris Alspach & family
   Posted Mon July 14, 2014
Roger & Robert, sorry to hear of the passing of Gil. you are in our thoughts & prayers at this time.

richard & faye ingle
   Posted Mon July 14, 2014
Mary we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family.
may GOD fill you with his peace at this very sad time. The bible tells us to be absent from the body is to be present with GOD. What a great promise that we can count on. let us know if their is any thing we can do for you. Love you

Jerry and Nova
   Posted Tue July 15, 2014
Mary and family, we are so sorry to hear of Gils passing. Our prayers are with you.

Barbara Murray-Kipple
   Posted Wed July 16, 2014
So very sorry to learn of Gil's passing. Haven't seen him in such a long time, but have often thought about him over the years. I shall remember him fondly. Sincere condolences to all who loved him. May he rest in eternal peace and love.

   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
Dear Mary and family:

I am sorry but I didnt realize that Gil had passed away recently. I used to work around him at the refinery-he was a nice person, of course. I am sad that he has passed. My mother told me we are related to Gil on her side of the family through my grandmother who was Fanchion(Lingafelter)Hill. Mother told me that Queen Stephens is/was related to Gil somehow so that makes me family too ! Just know that I am sorry about Gil and if I would have gotten the notice in my email I would have probably sent my condolence sooner. You all are in my thoughts and prayers...

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