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Barbara Joan Stephens, 82, of Dover, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon. She was born in Vermillion County, Ill., on May 14, 1934, a daughter of the now late Paul E. Thrasher and Mary A. (Lane) Thrasher.
She married Fred Stephens on June 7, 1953, in Thorntown; he survives.
For many years she had worked at Deluxe Check Printers and then as a homemaker. Barbara spent 20 years wintering in North Fort Myers, Fla.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed her family and gardening, and loved taking trips to different restaurants.
Survivors include children, Cindy Hickson and husband, Chuck, of Lebanon and Frank Stephens and companion, Sam Simmons, of Cape Coral, Fla.; grandchildren, Wesley Hickson and wife, Amy, of Frankfort, Zachery Hickson and wife, Kristy, of Gallatin, Tenn., and Brittany Hicks and husband, Bryant, of Lebanon; great-grandchildren, Curtis Hicks, Lucas Hicks, Travis Hicks, Dylan Hickson and Cooper Hickson; sister, Bonnie Taylor and husband, Ed, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother, Barry Thrasher of St. James, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Spencer.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at Dover Cemetery, Dover.
Myers Mortuary, Lebanon, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Boone County Senior Services, 515 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on July 26, 2016
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