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Obituary: Mrs. Hazel Bybee Stephenson, 81, Burkesville, KY

She was a member of a prominent Cumberland Co. family. She was a graduate of Columbia High School, Lindsey Wilson College, Bowling Green Business College, and Western KY University. She was a member of Burkesville First United Methodist Church. She had a long career as an educator. Her marriage to Cumberland Countian Dr. J.M. Stephenson at the Columbia United Methodist Church endured over 60 years

Mrs. Hazel Bybee Stephenson, age 81 of Burkesville, KY died Monday June 21, 2010 at Cumberland Valley Manor, in Burkesville, KY.

The funeral service will be Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St. Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Robert Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Burkesville Cemetery. Visitation after 2pmCT, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Mrs. Hazel Bybee Stephenson, Burkesville, KY (1929-2010)

She was born on Friday, February 1, 1929 in Cumberland Co., KY. She was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Ava Brake Bybee. She died Monday, June 21, 2010, in Burkesville, Cumberland Co., KY, at the age of 81 years, 4 months, and 20 days.

She was a member of Burkesville First UMC, a member of the Burkesville Woman's Club, and a member of the KY Dental Association Auxiliary.

She was a devout mother, grandmother, and companion. Mrs. Stephenson was united in marriage to Dr. J.M. Stephenson on August 19, 1949 at the Columbia United Methodist Church by Dr. Victor P. Henry.

She was a 1946 graduate of Columbia High School, and a 1948 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College.

She received her teaching certification from Bowling Green Business University, and her masters degree from Western KY University.

She taught business and commerce at Bremen High School in Muhlenberg Co., KY, Russell Co. High School in Jamestown, KY, Southern High School in Louisville, KY, and the Cumberland County School System in Burkesville, KY. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Bybee and Geren Bybee.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. J.M. Stephenson, and the following:
  • Her son and daughter-in-law: Dr. John Glynn and Pamela Stephenson

  • Her daughter: Dr. Mary Todd Stephenson

  • Two grandchildren: Madeline Jean and Kyle Miller Stephenson

  • One sister: Grace Dobbs

  • Two nieces

  • Three nephews

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St. Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Remembering: Hazel Bybee Stephenson

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Mrs. Hazel Bybee Stephenson (1929-2010)

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