Mary Stephenson

Alton 09/07/2019

Mary Stephenson, 83, of Bethalto, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton.

She was born on May 16, 1936, the daughter of Saturnino and Gavina (Trevino) Carmona. She married James Stephenson on July 19, 1958 at St. Mary’s Church in Alton, he survives.

Mary worked at St. Josephs and the Bethalto Care Center where she retired. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Bethalto and one of the founding members of the Bunco Club that she was in for 40 plus years. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, going out for lunch, and spending time with her family.

Mary is survived by her husband; James, three children; Rachel (David) Shewmake of Benton, MO, Lori (Donald) Guess of Moro, IL, Julie (Wayne) Stewart of Bethalto, IL, one sister; Dolores Gross, grandchildren; April (Ben), Tyler, Adam, Justin, and Brandon.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; Robert, two sisters; Pat, Rachel, three brothers; Emilio, Ben, and Rudy.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4:00 til 7:00 pm at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf in Bethalto, IL.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, IL.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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