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Euna Belle (Smith) Stephens

November 13, 1921 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 98)


Euna Belle Stephens, 98, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday May 20, 2020 at Generations, Rock Island.

The family invites those who knew Euna to watch a live-streamed funeral service at 1:30pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by visiting Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be left to First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Euna was born on November 13, 1921 in Calico Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of Martin Albert Smith and Rhoda Ann Thomas. She married J.W. Stephens on July 12, 1941 in Tuckerman, Arkansas. He preceded her in death.

In her earlier years she was a housewife, staying home to help raise their children and help around the farm. She later had been employed at Servus Rubber, Rock Island.

Euna was a charter member of First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Rock Island, where she taught Sunday School and loved serving the church. She was very devoted to her family and loved family events.

Survivors include her children, L. Dale (Shirley) McNair, Rock Island, Wanda Pursell, Rock Island; grandchildren, Mike McNair, Rock Island, Gregory Pursell, Cedar Rapids, Christopher (Suzanna) Pursell, Milan, Leslie (Jim) Krup, Rock Island; great grandchildren, Adam, Desiree, Olivia, Derek, Alexis, Alaysia, Damon, Gianna, Kenyon, Kassi, Sinclair; 2 chosen grandsons, Danny and Jack Jones; numerous great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W.; parents, Martin and Rhoda; son in law, Damon Pursell; granddaughter, Tonya Wiese; granddaughters in law, Vonda McNair and Misty Pursell; siblings, Maggie Moody, John Smith, Easter Burgess, Thirel Smith, Audrey Creswell, Troy Smith, Eunice Billings and Niece Smith.

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Live Broadcasted Funeral
May 26, 2020

1:30 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Video is available for this event

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