Margaret V. Stephens
09/17/1922 – 02/23/2010


Margaret V. Stephens , 87 of Zanesville , OH died 6:00 AM Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Cedar Hill Care Center Zanesville OH following a lenghty illness.

She was born Sunday, September 17, 1922 in Washington County OH the daughter of Charles Dewey and Clara (Norris) Croston. She was married on Sunday, February 10, 1946 to Shirley E. Stephens .

Mrs. Stephens was a former Home Healthcare Aid and also a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her sons- Terry L. (Charlene) Stephens of Nashport , Stephen Stephens, David Stephens and a daughter, Shirley (“Willie”) Hall all of Columbus; 12 Grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn (Gabe) Weatherspoon, Lillian Sherrod, Marilyn Mayle and Juanita Croston all of Zanesville and Louise Smith of Canton; a brother James (Venus) Croston of Canton. Margaret was Preceded in death by her parents Charles Dewey and Clara (Norris) Croston, her husband Shirley E. Stephens; Brothers Loyd Croston, Wendell Croston, Fred Croston, David Croston, Robert “Bobby” Croston and Roland Croston; and a sister Mary Sowers.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm Thursday Feb. 25th at the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave. where funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday Feb. 26th with Dr. Michael Bullock officiating. Burial will conclude in the Rockland Cemetery in Belpre OH .

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