Gary H. Stephens, age 72, of Laurie, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born Jan. 23, 1942, in Sedalia, a son of the late Harry and Dorothy (Chaney) Stephens.
He was an avid bowler at the Westside Lanes in Laurie. He enjoyed raising chickens and socializing with friends at Vinny’s Restaurant in Laurie.
He is survived by his best friend, Bob Morehead of the home; his sons, Timothy Stephens and wife Sandy of Parsons, Kansas and Jim Stephens of Tipton; his daughter, Sheri Westermier of Tipton; five grandchildren; his brother, William Stephens of Warsaw; his sister, Betty Ann Moore of Sedalia; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donnie Stephens.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.