Friday, July 15, 2022

Obituary - Louis Eldon Stephens

Louis Eldon Stephens, 90, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at his home in Harrisonville. Louis was born May 14, 1932 on the family farm in Harrisonville, a son of William Sloan and Mary Bell (Potts) Stephens. 

He has lived in Harrisonville most of his life, and lived across the road from his birthplace. Louis attended Lone Tree Rural School #60 and was a 1950 graduate of Harrisonville High School.

Louis was a concrete finisher and a member of the Concrete Masons Union before his retirement. In his spare time, and after retirement, he raised and sold Black Angus Cattle. He was united in marriage to Wanda Shaul in 1965 and she preceded him in death on December 11, 2008. Louis was united in marriage to Dorothy (Mayabb) Bales on December 21, 2013.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Wanda, a brother, John, four sisters, Dorothy Smith, Judith Pulliam, Laila Anson, Ellen Williams, and a son, Rick Bales. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; a son, Terry Bales and wife, Judy, Roscoe, MO; a brother, Donald Stephens, Harrisonville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Louis requested cremation and no services, with his cremains to be buried in the family plot at Brady Cemetery in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Brady Cemetery, c/o Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 West Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

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