Courtney P StephensSeptember 16, 1932 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 85)
Courtney P. Stephens, 85, of Bowen, died at 2:00 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born September 16, 1932, in Arcadia, FL., Courtney was the son of Leonard and Martha Poindexter Stephens. He attended the University of Florida where he was inducted into the University Hall of Fame in 1954 and was a member of the Florida Blue Key. He was always an avid “Gator”. Mr. Stephens served in the US Army from 1954 thru 1956 as a First Lieutenant in the Transportation Corp and then continued in the Army Reserve until 1962. He married Margaret "Peggy" Pearce June 26, 1955, in Quincy, IL. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2003.
Courtney began farming near Bowen in 1957 where he continued until his retirement. He was a member of the Camp Point United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, David Stephens (Beth), Bowen, and Paul Stephens (Denise), Urbandale, IA.; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Stephens (Christine), Bowen, Aaron Stephens (Lindsey), Camp Point, Johanna Voss (Ross), Mendon, Amy Deaton (George), Shorewood, IL., Madelyn Sorensen (Dane), Ames, IA., Molly Ferris (Nate), Denver, CO., Linnea Stephens, Ames, IA., Lydia Stephens, Urbandale, IA., and Isaac Stephens, Urbandale, IA.; sixteen great grandchildren; a sister, Ellen S. Olsen (Don Smith), Denver, CO.; a sister in law, Helen Hays, Kirkwood, MO.; a brother in law, Clifford Taylor, Lake Worth, FL. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Peggy; a sister in law, Dorothy Taylor; and a brother in law, Don Hays.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Camp Point United Methodist Church by Rev. Sheila Kelly. Burial with military honors will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, near Golden.
Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Camp Point United Methodist.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Camp Point United Methodist Church or the Golden Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.
The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is handling the arrangements.