Roberta D. (Hart) Stephens

Born: Sat., Oct. 17, 1925
Died: Mon., May 15, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 19, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Roberta Doris (Hart) Stephens, age 91 of Robinson, IL, died Monday May 15, 2017 at 3:45 AM at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, IL, following an extended period of declining health due to Alzheimer’s.

Born October 17, 1925 in Annapolis, IL, she was the daughter of Noah V. Hart and Doris M. (Bilyew) Hart.  On September 20, 1947, she married Harry “Nip” Stephens who preceded her in death on January 7, 2016.  Roberta graduated from Oblong High School in 1943, then worked at Heath’s Candy Manufacturing, Robinson, IL, until becoming a full-time mother and homemaker.  She was a great cook, loved fishing, gardening and mushroom hunting.  But most of all she loved her grandchildren and spent countless hours entertaining and playing with them.  She and Nip opened and operated Circle Ceramics for years and later enjoyed antique and flea markets.  She was a long-time member of the Try Hard Home Extension and the Ladies 3H club.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Rita Stephens, Lewisville, TX; Randy and Becky Stephens, Robinson, IL; Craig Stephens, Plainfield, IN; thirteen grandchildren; Richard Stonecipher, Lewisville, TX; Rachel and Greg Foster, Lewisville, TX; Kristen and Ken Morrison, West York, IL; Alicia and Kristel Stephens, Lawrenceville, GA; Chris and Jenny Stephens, Tacoma, WA; Whitney and Ryan Anderson, Hanahan, SC; Jennifer and Daniel York, Robinson, IL; Anna Stephens, Robinson, IL; Autumn and Lewis Gonzalez, Plainfield, IN; Austin Stephens, Long Beach, CA; Camaron Stephens, Oakland, CA; Camille Stephens and Aaron Strock, Logan, UT; Chandler Stephens, Plainfield, IN; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn Hoke, Robinson, IL and a sister-in-law, Clemma Stephens, Maple Wood, MN.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Harry “Nip” Stephens; a brother, Gene Hart; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John Hoke; Denzil and Ruth Stephens; Orlin and Francis Stephens; Gladys and Lloyd Gower; Jean Stephens and Jean Bell.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Matthew Jukola officiating.  Visitation will be Friday May 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Linda Weger
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Randy& Family,

Praying for peace and comfort for each of you. Words can not express our sympathy. May you feel the strength of Gods love&May he wrap is arms around all of during this time of sadness. Prayers
Robinson High School, Robinson,IL Class of "1969"

Larry & Brenda Boyd
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Randy and family, We were so very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. May God give all of your family His Peace and Comfort during this time of loss. Randy I (Brenda) saw first hand how well you took care of your Mother at Casey Healthcare, she was blessed to have as well as you were blessed to have her.

Gareld Bilyew
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
To My Cousins,
Unfortunately, I will be out of town on Friday Evening and Saturday, unable to attend the services. Please know you are being prayed for, and may God strengthen you thru this process.


Gareld Bilyew

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