Faye Stephens, 86, of Taylorville, passed away at 9:50 pm Monday, October 29, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born September 2, 1926 in Taylorville, the daughter of Bert and Sarah Smith Neal.  On September 25, 1943 she married Howard L. Stephens in St. Charles, MO.  she graduated from Taylorville High School and was a lifelong resident of the Sharpsburg area.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by her husband, son, Danny Stephens and wife Marilyn of Taylorville; daughter, Bonnie Leach and husband Lyman of Springfield; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and sister, Kathryn Aichele of Springfield.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, 1 sister and a granddaughter.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Bethel Cemetery in Sharpsburg with Rev. David Anderson officiating.  There will be no visitation. 

Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Condolences may be sent on-line at

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