James E. Stephenson, 98

James E. Stephenson, 98, formerly of Wampum passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Clarview Nursing Home in Sligo, Pa following an extended illness.

Born February 18, 1916 in Mt. Jackson, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Moltz Bagham. He was married for 65 years to Helen J. Sadler Stephenson who passed away August 10, 2002.

Jim retired from Babcock & Wilcox where he was a pipe fitter. He was an active member of the Wampum United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for many years. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 599 and the New Castle Consistory.

Survivors include a daughter, Kay (Donald L.) Schettler of Fryburg, PA; three granddaughters, Lisa (Thad) Taylor of Gainesville, GA, Lindsay (Larry) Wolbert of Grove City, Kara Schettler of New Castle; and seven great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday April 28 from 11 until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Todd Davis of the Wampum United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Park Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

3 thoughts on “James E. Stephenson, 98

  1. Kay,
    I want to express my sympathy for the passing of your father.
    The last time we talked was at your mother’s funeral. Please don’t loose touch with me or Chewton. My email is cathyketteerer@live.com or work is cketterer@tmk-ipsco.com.
    I will not be in town for the service but wanted to touch base with you.
    Take care and I hope to hear from you. It sounds like you have a lovely family!!

    Cathy Ketterer (Kelly)

  2. Kay, Lee, and family,
    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your father. I remember him as a quiet, kind, and respectful gentleman. Many years ago he graciously chauffeured me home on more than one occasion to help facilitate visits or sleep-overs. He will remain a part of your life always, just as you were so much a part of his.

    It was purely by chance that I learned of his passing when I checked in to the online edition of the Ledger. I certainly wish that I could express condolences in person, but please know that I will be thinking of you, most especially in the days ahead. Take care and God bless.
    With many fond memories of the entire Stephenson Family,
    April Flynt Rosendale

  3. Kay, Lee, and family we are very sorry to hear about the loss of you father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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