Delores Geraldine (Colvin) Stephenson, daughter of James and Lena (Miller) Colvin, was born January 10, 1920 in Worth county, Missouri and passed away April 8, 2012. At age five she moved with her family to Mills county, Iowa where she grew up. After returning to Missouri, she met Claude Stephenson and they married in Grant City, Missouri in 1939. Three daughters, Sharon Gayle, Janet Marie and Connie Bernice, were born to this union.
In 1943 they moved to Ellston where they farmed. Geraldine and her husband moved to Kellerton in 1970 to retire on the farm where she remained until her death. Geraldine worked at the Shamrock Caf?? for many years. Geraldine’s life centered around her family and friends. She especially loved visiting her grandchildren and families.
Geraldine was a member of the United Methodist Church and the UMW in Kellerton. She accepted the Lord as a young girl and was baptized. Geraldine was a member of the Eldeen Club.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; her parents; three sisters, Marie, Lois and Thelma, and four brothers, Eldon, Mervin, James and Jack.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sharon Gayle (Gary) Giles of Denver, Colorado, Janet Marie (Roger) Grose of Wright, Wyoming and Connie Bernice (Larry) Wambold of Bloomfield, Iowa; sister, Ruth Diaz of Ridgecrest, California; nine grandchildren, Jerry (Lori) Lamb of Toledo, Ohio, Anthony Lamb of Denver, Colorado, Stephen (Linda) Grose of Wright, Wyoming, Deann Trottier of Wright, Wyoming, Monty (Deborah) Wambold of Western Springs, Illinois, Bryon (Brenda) Wambold of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Jeffrey Wambold of Bloomfield, Iowa, Dena (Jim) Kothe of Denver, Colorado and John (Cindy) Giles of Richlands, North Carolina; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces and friends.
A memorial fund has been established to the United Methodist Church in Kellerton.
Services will be conducted at Watson’Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Rick Hawkins officiating. Musicians will be Sandy Campbell and Richard and Camille Jackson.
Casket bearers are Jerry Lamb, Tony Lamb, Monty Wambold, Bryon Wambold, Steve Grose and Deann Trottier.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Wambold, John Giles and Dena Kothe.
Geraldine will be laid at rest in the Maple Row Cemetery in Kellerton.