Meadville Tribune

July 10, 2013

Marilyn A. (Lynn) Stephenson

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Marilyn A. (Lynn) Stephenson, 83, of Meadville, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.

She was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Oak Park, Ill., a daughter of Gordon and Alice Peterson Posson. She married Richard K. Stephenson on Sept. 15, 1951, and he preceded her in death Oct. 19, 2008.

Lynn was a 1947 graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School and attended Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. She worked for a short time for Prudential while living in Colorado. A homemaker, Lynn was a member of Stone United Methodist Church, the Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary and was a long-time participant in the Charity Follies. She was a former member of the Meadville Country Club, was the “honorary house mother” of Delta Delta Delta Sorority at Allegheny College and was a long-time Crawford County election official.

Lynn was an avid reader and especially loved the time spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Keith Stephenson and his wife, Julann, of Blacksburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Gabrielle, Benjamin and Erinn Stephenson; her long-time friend, Aundra Zack of Meadville; and special friends, Shaun and Angie Bortner of Meadville.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., Meadville, with the Rev. Sarah Roncolato, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or the Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary, c/o Janet Waid, 12377 State Highway 18, Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316.

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