The McCreary County Record


May 29, 2014

Edith D. (Strunk) Stephens

Edith D. (Strunk) Stephens, age 88, of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, formerly of McCreary County, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Hale, Jr. US Bank Foundation Hospice Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.

Funeral services were Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Sulphur Springs United Baptist Church in Pine Knot with Robert Stephens and James Schmid officiating.  Burial was at the Jones Cemetery with committal service by Clifford Strunk.  

She was born in Pine Knot, Kentucky, on February 21, 1926, to the late Alfred and Dicy (Stephens) Strunk.  Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Sydney Ralph Stephens, and eight brothers and sisters; James Strunk, Alford Strunk, Jr., Roman Strunk, Cecil Strunk, Bernice Strunk, Goldia Strunk, Janette Strunk and Jack Strunk.

Surviving family include a son, Robert Stephens (and Diane) of Virgie, Kentucky, four daughters; Betty Louise Stephens of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, Wanda Jo Stoeckle (and Jim) of Erlanger, Kentucky, Brenda Kay Harrison (and Earl) of Adkins, Texas, and Linda Sue Schmid (and James) of Burlington, Kentucky.  Mrs. Stephens had five grandsons, four great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters.

Mrs. Stephens had been a clerk at Eastern Kentucky University for 16 years.  She had also worked as a clerk at Newberry’s Department Store.  She was a member of the Sulphur Springs United Baptist Church.  Her family considered her to be a great mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and working in her flowers.

Pine Knot Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

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