Norma Frances Stephens: Sept 17, 1936-Jan. 10, 2021
Floyd A. Stephens: Aug. 23, 1927-Jan. 13, 2021
Norma Frances (Parker) Stephens, 84, of Stephenville, passed away on Jan. 10, 2021, and was joined by her beloved husband Floyd A. Stephens, age 93, on Jan. 13, 2021.
Private family funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at 10 a.m. With a love so strong, they will be laid to rest together at West End Cemetery in Stephenville. Public visitation was scheduled for Friday, Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Norma was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Boston, Mass., to Edwin and Edna (Butterworth) Parker. While raising seven children, she lived in Massachusetts, Nebraska, Japan and California, before finally settling in Texas in 1979. She attended public school in Boston, and retired in 2001 from Harris Methodist as an LVN and was a member of the Texas League of Vocational Nurses.
Floyd was born on Aug. 23, 1927, in Stephenville, Texas, to Walter Allen and Clara Mozelle (Bagwell) Stephens. He graduated from Lingelville High School. Floyd worked for the City of Stephenville water department and retired as an operating engineer for Harris Methodist Hospital, where he met Norma.
They were married on May 25, 1985. Both were members of Cross Timbers Baptist Church, where she volunteered to care for the church and prepared meals for grieving family members of Cross Timbers where Floyd volunteered as grounds keeper. Norma was also an active member of the Red Hat Society with many friends from the area. Both enjoyed Western Films and movies together.
Norma’s survivors include her daughters, Kelley (Hope) Mohon and her husband Richard of De Leon, Debbie (Hope) Ray and her partner Jon Herron of Stephenville, and Norma Jean (Hope) Field of Fort Worth; and her son, Paul Steeves and his wife Casey of Austin. Surviving grandchildren are Jon Hope, Daniel Gregory, Amie Ryone, Kimberly Bowens, Jason Mohon, Christal Bailey, David Bubel, Allison Bubel, Mattias Steeves, Lauran Spoon and Shawnna Miller. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren in addition to many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Arline (Parker) Moree; sons, William A. Hope Jr. and George E. Hope; daughter, Brenda L. Hope; and one great-grandchild.
Floyd is survived by his son, Charles Stephens and his wife Norma Jean of Stephenville. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lana Talton, Chad Stephens, Cody Stephens, Kelly Magin and Joseph Stephens. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Roland Dale Stephens; his twin brother, Lloyd J. Stephens; and his sister, Ernestine (Stephens) Pack.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Solaris Hospice, www.solaris.com, or to Meals on Wheels Erath County, www.erathmow.org, or to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.
Posted online on January 15, 2021