Una June (Widener) Stephens

   Funeral services for Una June (Widener) Stephens, 97, of Putnam, were set for 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, officiated by Brother “Sandy” Shepherd.

   Mrs. Stephens died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Grace Living Center in Clinton.

   She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in the Putnam area to George T. and Eliza M. (Clark) Widener.

   She attended school at Burmah and Putnam and married Loyd E. “Dan” Stephens Nov. 30, 1936, at the Washita County Courthouse in Cordell.

   The couple made their home in Putnam for a few years, then moved to their farm south of Putnam.  Dan Stephens preceded her in death in 1968, and June continued to make her home on their farm.

   In June 1958, she lost her hand in a combine accident.  When she came home from the hospital at Oklahoma City, she knew nothing could change the fact that she would always have only one hand.  She began to learn what she could do and continued to carry on her active life.

   Mrs. Stephens was inducted into the Dewey County Hall of Fame in 2000.

   She accepted God into her life on March 30, 1998, at her home.

   Also preceding her in death were her parents, George T. and Eliza Widener; two brothers, Sam and Hugo Widener; a sister, Cloye Stubblefield; and two nephews, Bill Widener and Wendell Widener.

   Survivors include six nephews and nieces; and several great nieces and nephews.

   Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery northwest of Custer City.

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