Obituaries

Obituaries

Donald Dean Stephens 1939 - 2011 Lawrence

Memorial services for Donald Dean Stephens, 71, Lawrence will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be at a later date at Pioneer Cemetery.
He died Friday, April 15, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Stephens was born June 25, 1939, in Beloit, the son of Arnold “Johnnie” and Helen Thurston Stephens. He was a 1957 graduate of Beloit High School and later graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.
He served his country in the United States Army.
Mr. Stephens worked for IDS/Ameriprise Financial Services as a financial planner and divisional manager, working in offices in Salina, Topeka and Lawrence. He retired in 2007 after 42 years.
He was a member of Lawrence Country Club, Williams Educational Fund, Kansas Alumni Association, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Scottish Rite of Topeka, and the Arab Shriners of Topeka. He enjoyed playing golf, following the stock market, KU football and basketball, and especially spending time with his family and friends.
He married Cathy Barber on Aug. 14, 1960 in Beloit. They had two children. He married Joanie Wilhite on Jan. 1, 1993, in Honolulu. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Carrie Volle and husband Rich, Grantville; one son, David and wife Stacy, Lenexa; one stepson, Brad Wilhite and wife Carrie, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Kim Falcone and husband Joe, La Mesa, Calif., and Cindy Burrows and husband Chris, Lenexa; and grandchildren Kyle and Katie Volle, Hope and Hunter Stephens, Brennan Peyton, Dillon Wilhite, Joey and Gioella Falcone, Derek Owen, and Conner and Jackson Burrows.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, George.
The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Memorial Hospital – Cardiac Care or to Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.