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Donna L. Stephens

August 4, 1936 — February 28, 2023


Donna L. Stephens

Donna Leah (“Mama”) Stephens, age 86, of Earlville, Illinois passed away peacefully at home on February 28, 2023.

She was born August 4th, 1936 in Woodbine, Iowa, the daughter of Elgar and Lavon (Doty) Teel of Gallatin, MO.

Donna was united in marriage on October 21st, 1953 to Albert W. Stephens and they spent the next 47 years happily together until his passing on May 20th, 2000.

Later, Donna met and spent 20+ happy years together with Carl Thompson.

Donna loved garage sales, music, art and travel. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her children; Kimberly (Rick) Albin of Paris, TN, Keith (Tina) Stephens of Earlville, IL; her grandchildren, Terry Albin of Mesa, AZ, Ryan Albin of Somonauk, IL, Kyla Stephens of Earlville, IL and Jean (Chris) Epperson of Paris, TN; Her great-grandchildren, Zaggan (GG) Albin, Ashley, Natasha and Quinn; Donna’s niece, Denise (Wyatt) Bradway and their two sons; And Nephew, Denny Drury.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband, Albert W. Stephens; Sister, Mary Drury; And son-in-law, Rick Albin.

Per family wishes, a private grave site memorial will be planned at a later date.

A special and heartfelt Thank You to the OSF Healthcare-Ottawa Hospice team for their loving care, help and service given to Donna and helping her family transition as gently as possible through this difficult time.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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