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Mary Susan Stephens, 85, Metcalfe County, KY

North Metcalfe Elementary students and families will remember Ms. Stephens and her husband, long time principal Cornell Stephens.

Mary Susan Stephens, 85, of Center, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021. She was born March 12, 1936 to the late Samuel Benton and Annie Lee Geralds Gittings.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Cornell Stephens. She was a sweet, loving, and caring Christian example. She was a retired teacher having taught 30 years at North Metcalfe Elementary and one year in Monroe County.

She is survived by her four children, Diana (Ronnie) Smith, Susan Kay, and Bennie of Center, and Connie (David) Travis of Owensboro. Other loved ones include her grandchildren; Justin (Kim) Smith of Greensburg, Angela (Jamie) Powell of Irmo, South Carolina. Her great grandchildren Kylie and Kellen Powell of Irmo, South Carolina. Also survived by her sister-in-law, June Gittings of Tompkinsville and a niece Peggy Gittings.

She was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy (RV) Richardson and her brother Rex Gittings.

Funeral services will be held 11amCT Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with interment in the Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Visitation will begin Tuesday from 4-8 and at 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

To ensure the health of the family and others wishing to attend the visitation and service, it is requested that everyone in attendance wear a mask.

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Mary Susan Stephens, 85, Center, KY (1936-2021)

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