Owens C. Stephens Obituary

Clark County Clipper, November 8, 1906


Owens C. Stephens was born near Bulletsville, Ky., October 2nd., 1873; departed this life at the old home of his birth, November 2nd., 1906; age, 33 years and one month.

Deceased came to this county several years ago and was interested in the Stephens store.  He made many warm friends by his good demeanor.  While here, he was married to Miss Nora McIntyre, daughter of our postmaster.  Of this union a son was born, and survives.  With his wife he moved to Steamboat, Colorado, where he became the cashier of a bank, and an officer in several other institutions, and at the time he was stricken with a fatal spinal trouble, he was one of the prominent men of his town.  He had the reputation of being an upright man in all his dealings and the confidence of his associates.

He became a member of the Christian church early in life, and departing, confessed his faith and preparedness to go when the summons should come.

The faithful wife arrived Tuesday with the remains and yesterday the funeral was held from the Christian church and the remains were laid to rest in the "silent city" with the beautiful ceremony of the A. F. & A. M. supported by the M. W. A.

When Elder John Hankins took his place in the pulpit to begin the services, the church was found to be inadequate, and many did not get in.  The preacher took his Text from the 4th chapter of Amos: "prepare to meet thy God," and the sermon was impressive.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the grief stricken widow and the fatherless little one.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 13, 2005.

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