Philomena Rose Stephenson, 97, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 at her home. She was born on October 11, 1922 in Marceline, MO to Frank & Constance Thome Strayhall. She married Bernard Ray Stephenson, Sr. on March 15, 1943 in Marceline, MO. He preceded her in death on August 11, 1988. She was a homemaker and worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Catholic Ladies Auxiliary & the Altar & Rosary Society of the church. She enjoyed dancing, playing golf and attending sporting events.
Philomena is survived by: 1-son: Bernard (Vicki) Stephenson Jr. of Fort Madison, IA; 2-grandchildren: Bernard (Lori) Stephenson III of Nevada, IA & Stacy (Brad) Turner of Nashville, IL; 5-great grandchildren: Patrick, Abby, Isaac, Gannon & Hawkins. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband & 1-great grandson, Isaiah.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A private family burial will be held at Soldiers’ Circle in Oakland Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Church. A memorial has been established for Fort Madison Community Hospital Hospice and contributions may be sent to: Bernie Stephenson, 2799 River Hills Road, Fort Madison, IA 52627. Online condolences to the Stephenson family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.