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Marvin Ted "Ted" Stephens

Male 1929 - 1992


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  • Name  Marvin Ted "Ted" Stephens  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Ted 
    Born  24 Jul 1929  Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Marvin Ted Stephens; Event: Birth; Event Date: 24 July 1929; Event Place: Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, United States; Gender: Male; Father: Myrle Erwin Stephens; Mother: Pauline Jackson; Film Number: 1870318; Digital Folder Number: 004708043; Image Number: 00699
    Census  1940  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ted Stephens, son (code 2), male, white, age 10, single, attended school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 5 (code 5), born in Iowa (code 65), was in a rural location in 1935 in Louisa County, Iowa, residence was not a farm (code X0V1)
    Education  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Moody Bible Institute 
    High School  Abt 1947  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Wapello High School 
    Residence  May 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Apr 1975  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  May 1982  Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence  Jan 1989  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  Oct 1992  Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died  4 Dec 1992  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 12
    Obituary  6 Dec 1992  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • M. Ted Stephens, 63, route 2 Columbus Junction, died Friday evening, December 4, 1992, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

      He was born on July 24, 1929, at Grandview, the son Myrle and Pauline Jackson Stephens. He married Billie Dameron on September 12, 1950, in Louisa County.

      He had worked with Stephens Construction for many years and also was the Wapello Community Schools transportation director for many years. He graduated from Wapello High School and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He served in the U.S. military in Germany immediately after World War II and in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Grandview Community Bible Church, where he was a deacon.

      He also was an avid wrestling fan and enjoyed stock car racing, including the building of racing cars.

      He is survived by his wife and his mother, both of Wapello; a daughter, Cherylyn "Cheri" Snyder of Columbus Junction; three sons, Michael Stephens of Muscatine, E. Scott Stephens of Wapello, and Lynn Stephens of Columbus Junction, 10 grandsons; one great grandson; five sisters, Joan Charbonneau of Lavonia, Missouri, Myrlene Eubanks of Crawfordsville, Delaine Roth of Burlington, Mary Lou Schlutz of Grandview, and Jill Whitbeck of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and one brother, Hal Stephens of Clarksville, Tennessee.

      He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Grandview Community Bible Church with the Reverend Darryl Erickson and the Reverend Bill Moon officiating. Burial will be in the Wapello Cemetery.

      The family will meet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.

      A memorial has been established for the Grandview Community Bible Church and the American Heart Association.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Ted Stephens; SSN: 478-20-4425; Last Residence: 52738 Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa, United States of America; Born: 24 July 1929; Died: 4 December 1992; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 7442774 and Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [5, 6
    • His grave is at the Wapello Cemetery, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of Alberta Daniels Withrow

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of July 2012

      (Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records:) Name: Stephens, M. Ted; Sex: M; Born: 1929; Died or Buried: 1992; Age: 63; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1992 - page W-12; Notes: born 24 July 1929; died 4 December 1992
    Buried  7 Dec 1992  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Person ID  I56133  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Myrle Erwin Stephens,   b. 22 May 1904, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1975, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Pauline M. Jackson,   b. 31 Dec 1907, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1993, Muscatine General Hospital, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jan 1925  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  May 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID  F22564  Group Sheet

    Family  Billie V. Dameron 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22572  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 58-23, sheet number 8B, page number 158; enumeration date: April 22 and 23, 1940

    2. [S7611] Stephens, Marvin "Ted" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, December 6, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index.

    5. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S7604] Stephens, Ray Jackson - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 9, May 4, 1973; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S9202] Stephens, Myrle Erwin - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6, April 27, 1975; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S9201] Stephens, Jackie Leon "Jack" - Obituary, (originally published in the The Hawk Eye, page 10, May 17, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S10908] Stephens Robert Dean - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, January 25, 1989; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S7606] Stephens, Adrian Chester - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 8A, October 27, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S7605] Stephens, Pauline M. (Jackson) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 8A, May 28, 1993; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).