Mary Kathryn Stephenson, 90, of Beaman, IA passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Westbrook Acres, in Gladbrook. Funeral arrangements will be 1:30 pm., Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Beaman United Methodist Church, in Beaman. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, Interment will be at the Vienna Cemetery, in rural Beaman. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Mary was born March 2, 1923 to Thomas and Maude (Lepley) Lynch in Beaman. She graduated from Beaman High School in 1940. After high school she attended Central Iowa Business College in Marshalltown. Mary was united in marriage to Paul "Melvin" Stephenson on September 1, 1948 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Along with her husband, Mary farmed in the Beaman area for 40 years. Mary was a member of the Beaman United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Beaman American Legion Auxiliary. She was an expert seamstress, loved to garden, and had an amazing ability to bake pies. Mary was a devoted grandmother, attending all of her grandchildren's sporting events and activities.
Mary will be missed by her children; Joyce (Dennis) Lenz of Plymouth, MN, Todd (Shirley) Stephenson of Marshalltown, Pam (Jim) Ross of Eldora, grandchildren, Chris (Jenni) Stephenson, Garrett Stephenson, Tyler Lenz, Jenna Lenz, Morgan (Abraham) Morales, Spencer Ross, three great grandchildren, three brothers; Richard (Betty) Lynch of Conrad, Robert Lynch of Longmont, CO, Kent (Judy) Lynch of Fairfield Bay, AK, three sisters, Lois (Harold) Skramovsky of Beaman, Donna Holl of Gladbrook, and Virginia Zink of Grundy Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 2009.