Tuesday, July 11, 2017

James Stephens

(From Fohn Funeral Home)

James Lee Stephens, age 69, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

He was born January 30, 1948 in Stella, Missouri the son of Leon and Ruth (Pruitt) Stephens. On February 18, 1972 in Washburn, Missouri he was united in marriage to Donna Schell, who preceded him in death on July 19, 2008. Also preceding him in death were his parents and an infant brother, Leon Stephens, Jr.

Surviving are two daughters, Michelle Cummings and her husband Andrew of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Shantara “Tara” Goldberg and her husband Adam of San Clemente, California; two brothers, Donnie Stephens of Cassville, Missouri and Eddie Stephens and his wife Debbie of Carthage, Missouri; two sisters, Nita Bradford of Cassville, Missouri and Peggy Edie and her husband Doyle of Exeter, Missouri; six grandchildren, Bazil, Ivy and Olive Goldberg and Creighton James, Camus Lee and Mila Faye Cummings and special friend, Faith Yeats.

James grew up and received his education at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School and Trinity College of Natural Health. During the Vietnam War he received a Bronze Star. He served in the United States Army from March 27, 1969 until March 26, 1971. For ten and a half years he and Donna owned and operated 4-Way Restaurant. The last 19 years he was a Naturopathic Doctor and owned and operated Ozark Healthy Herbs in Cassville. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Cassville. Some of his favorite pastimes were dancing, shopping, going to the beach, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, being outdoors and he loved to laugh.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Corinth Baptist Church at Cassville under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Donnie Spears will conduct the services. Burial with military honors will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery at Washburn.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday in Corinth Baptist Church.

1 comment:

  1. RIP Dr. James. It was a plessure knowing you for the past few years. I hope enternity is great to you. Your favorite Herbal Clean sales rep!