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Virginia Ann (Barnes) Stephenson, age 87, was born January 7, 1929 near Denver, Missouri to the late Wayne and Audene Barnes. She passed away January 23, 2016 at the Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City, Missouri.

Virginia owned and operated the Dairy Sweet in Mount Ayr for several years. She was also a nursing assistant at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr in addition to being a devoted house wife and mother. 

In 1990, she married Harold Stephenson. Virginia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include her husband Harold of Grant City, MO; two sons Gary (Eva) Son of Hockley, Texas and Terry Son of Grant City, MO; four step-children Kathleen (Dennis) Carroll, Beth Stephenson, Paul (Bridget) Stephenson of Kansas City and John Stephenson of Sheridan, MO; 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren; sister Barbara Stephenson of Grant City, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two children Patty Son and Michael Son; Lloyd Son, Sr, father of her children; and second husband Joe Seaton.

Memorials are to the Worth County Convalescent Center and the Grant City Baptist Church. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.

Services were held at the Grant City Baptist Church at Grant City, MO on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Darin Drury and Pastor Len Green officiating. Burial is in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.

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