Skip to content


Gary Stephens was born May 11, 1950 and passed away surrounded by family on June 7, 2020, soon after arrival to Greater Regional Health in Creston, IA.
Gary grew up around Afton and he graduated from East Union High School. Gary was a Millwright and he worked most of the time away from home. He was a hard worker and had to keep busy all of the time. His favorite thing was going to his grandson, Garrett’s, activities and ball games. He loved bird hunting and fishing. He always enjoyed taking the dog for a walk. He was a member of the Corning Gun Club and his hobbies included shooting trap, skeet and sporting clays. He will be in our hearts forever.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Marilyn, son, Lonnie, daughter-in-law, Frances and grandson, Garrett, all of Diagonal; brother, Johny Stephens; mother-in-law, Anna Goodman of Creston; sister-in-law, Marlene (Larry) Christensen of Greenfield; brothers-in-law, Don (Laura) Goodman of Glenrock, WY and Jon (Lori) Goodman of Diagonal; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Thursday, June 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present Thursday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the Knowlton Cemetery on Friday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Diagonal Community Center.

Leave a Comment