STEPHENS, Donald Louis, 85, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.
He was born January 10, 1929, in Wheeling, son of the late Louis and Lillian Morris Stephens.
He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel and Oglebay Resorts, Wheeling. He was a 32nd degree and 53 year member of Ohio Lodge No. 1 AF&M where he served as Tiler. He was a past member of the Osiris Temple, El Tor Grotto, Wheeling Reelers and Ohio Valley Prominaders Western Square Dance clubs. He served five years as a board member for Guernsey Gospel Jubilee Association in Cambridge, OH and proudly served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his loving wife of 38 years, Sandra Lee Keller Stephens; his children, Donna Lee Heath of Wheeling, Craig Louis (Jessica) Stephens of Colerain, Leslie Ann (Ron) Nickerson of Wheeling, and Scott Allen (Caprice) McCormick of Wheeling; one sister, Elizabeth Dorsch also of Wheeling; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews Friends will be received from noon-3 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling (304-242- 2311).
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Greg Markins officiating.
Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Moundsville Veteran Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.