Magalene Stephens, 82, Claypool, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on July 14, 2018, at Sage Bluff Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. One of five children, she was born on July 20, 1935, in Magoffin County, Ky. to Everett and Stella (Allen) Patrick.
After graduating from Sidney High School, Sidney, Magalene Patrick married Thomas Stephens on Feb. 10, 1956. Together they owned Tom’s Mobile and Used Cars in Sidney and had two children. Tom and Magalene were married for 28 years before Toms passing on April 8, 1984.
For all that knew Magalene Stephens, she will be remembered for being a compassionate, sweet, precious and a strong person that left a positive impact on peoples’ lives. People who knew her, knew the love she had for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family. She always put others before herself, including her pets Kiki and Buster and any other animal. She also enjoyed Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester.
Magalene Stephens’ memory will be carried on by one son, Terry Stephens, Claypoo; one daughter, Sandy (Dean) Calhoun, Coldwater, Mich.; two brothers: Bill (Nancy) Patrick and Menifee “Dick” Patrick, both of Sidney; two sisters: Christine “Teen” Hough, Dewart Lake; and Avadene “Dude” (Phil) Bradley, Sidney; three grandchildren, Brandon Stephens, Nicky (Aaron Stankewicz) Calhoun, Kelsey (Jeremy Klausing) Stephens; and two great grandchildren: Grady and Ella Stankewicz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Stella Patrick and husband Thomas Stephens.
Family and friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 16, at Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, with calling one hour prior at Congregational Christian Church. Pastor J.P Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at South Whitley Cemetery, State Road 14 and Whitko Drive, South Whitley.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Magalene Stephens, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.