Monday, June 6, 2022

Obituary - Daniel Gene Stephens

Daniel Gene Stephens, age 61, passed away peacefully at home in Harrisonville, Missouri, Saturday, May 28th, 2022. Danny was born October 8th, 1960 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the son of Carl Leo Stephens and Helen Elizabeth Moss.

Danny met Mary Beth Hunholz and soon after they married on July 29th, 1990. He worked at Glad Trash Bags in Rogers, Arkansas. They made their home there for several years before moving back to Harrisonville when Danny transferred to A&M Products in Spring Hill, Kansas.

Danny joined the start up of USA Detergents on November 28th, 1996 as a Maintenance Mechanic in Harrisonville, Missouri, which is now Church & Dwight (Arm and Hammer) where he remained for 26 years.

Danny was well known for loving chocolate and his treats. He loved his coffee and shocked us when he switched to hot tea. Besides being an excellent Maintenance Mechanic, Danny was extremely artistic. He built and crafted many treasures, painted, played guitar and was a gifted songwriter. He was fun and witty, generous, passionate, a great story teller, strong in his faith and the hardest worker you would ever know. He could do anything he set his mind to. He also was the best PaPa to his granddaughters. His family was so important to him and he always put them before himself. Danny loved the Lord and was saved and is now in His presence. We will miss him dearly.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister Bonnie Thomas, brother Albert Stephens, and sister Janet Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Beth; daughter Sierah and husband Daniel Peck, daughter Katelyn and husband Dallas Sunde, and son Jacob Stephens; two granddaughters Josie and Charlotte Peck, Grandson Henry Daniel Sunde due to arrive July 2022; siblings Carolyn Flanery, Nancy Shroyer, Billy (Patty) Stephens, Barbara (Parrise) Black, Becky (Gary) Hale, Bernie (Ronnie) Hester, Ann Bounds; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life late summer.

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