Christine Marie Stephens, 56, of Taylorville, passed away September 21, 2011 at @5:00pm at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.  She was born Oct 18, 1954 in Taylorville, the daughter of Maurice and Marie (Hamilton) Plopper. She married Mark D. Stephens March 3, 1990 in Edinburgh, IL.  She was a housewife.  She loved spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, family and all her friends.  She enjoyed helping and being at the farm; she also enjoyed cattle shows.  She was a member of the Edinburg United Methodist Church.

She is survived by husband Mark; son Jeff (Nicole) Peden of Mansfield, TX; Daughters Jennifer (Kevin) Arce of Yigo, Guam, Katie and Kayla Stephens both of Edinburgh, IL. Brothers, Larry (Diane) Hamilton of Alaska and Paul (Kris) Plopper of Eureka, IL; Father-in-law Danny (Marilyn) Stephens of Taylorville,IL; Mother-in-law Fran (Fred) McKinnon of Taylorville, IL; Brother-in-law Michael (Michelle) Stephens of Edinburgh,IL; Sister-in-law Shelly (Dave) Cappellini of Taylorville, IL; Several Grandchildren, nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.  She was preceded in death by parents Maurice and Marie Plopper, Brother Greg Plopper

Funeral Services will be held 10:00am Monday September 26, 2011 at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Rev Ray Radae officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetary, Sharpsburg, IL.  Visitation will be held Sunday September 25, 2011 from 4pm to 8pm at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

Memorials to the Edinburgh United Methodist Church, 102 W. Douglas  St. Edinburgh, IL  Bethel Baptist Church, 1919 N. 1008 East Rd, Taylorville, IL and the Illinois Junior Hereford Association, 9911 Street West, Taylor Ridge, IL  61284.  Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book @


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