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Ray Jackson Stephens

Male 1931 - 1973


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  • Name  Ray Jackson Stephens  [1, 2
    Born  16 Sep 1931  Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1940  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ray Stephens, son (code 2), male, white, age 8, single, attended school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 2 (code 2), born in Iowa (code 65), was in a rural location in 1935 in Louisa County, Iowa, residence was not a farm (code X0V1)
    Died  3 May 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Obituary  4 May 1973  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Ray Jackson Stephens, 41, died suddenly at 8 p.m. Thursday (May 3, 1973) at his home in Wapello.

      He was born September 16, 1931, at Grandview, the son of Myrle and Pauline Jackson Stephens and had been a life resident of this community.

      His marriage to Carol Huddle took place August 27, 1950, at Wapello. He was a member of the Wapello United Methodist church. Wapello Lodge No. 5 A.F. and A.M.. Davenport Consistory, KAABA Shrine, Davenport; and the VFW of Wapello. He owned the Stephens Construction Company.

      Survivors include his wife Carol, at home; four sons, Dennis, David, Mark, and Jay, all at home; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Myrle Stephens Wapello; his grandmother, Mrs. Vera Reed, Wapello; five sisters, Mrs. Elaine (sic) Delaine Roth, Burlington, Mrs. Joan Charbronneau (sic), Mediapolis, Mrs. Mary Lou Schlutz, Grandview, Mrs. Myrlene Eubanks, Crawfordsville and Mrs. Jill Whitback (sic), Kenosha, Wisconsin; five brothers, Al (sic) of Clarksville Tennessee, Adrian, Ted, and Jack all of Wapello, and Robert, of New York, New York.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wapello United Methodist church with Reverend George Snyder officiating. Interment will be at the Wapello cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home between the hour of 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when Masonic services will also be held.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Ray Stephens; SSN: 484-20-3984; Born: 16 September 1931; Died: May 1973; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 7442784 and Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [4, 5
    • 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, Ray Jackson; Sex: M; Born: 1931; Died or Buried: 1973; Age: 42; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: Korean War; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-96; Notes: 1931-1973; husband of Carol D. (Huddle); Korean Veteran - U.S.
    Buried  6 May 1973  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID  I56135  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  [8
    Residence  May 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F22564  Group Sheet

    Family  Carol Dianne Huddle 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22574  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 9A, page number 159; enumeration date: April 22, 1940

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

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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

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

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