Jeannie Stephens

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Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanne “Gertie” Stephens, 92, of Gilmer was celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Longview with Msgr. Xavier Pappu officiating. A Rosary was recited Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Visitation followed from 6:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer. Interment was held at Sunset Memorial Park in Gilmer under the direction of Croley Funeral Home. Mrs. Stephens passed away on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 in Gilmer, Texas. Jeanne was born to Martinus Wolfs and Francisca Henriette on April 5, 1925 in Nuth, Holland. Jeanne married Arlyn Stephens on December 29, 1944 in Heern, Holland and worked for Ragland, Fenlaw, Ford Clinic as a receptionist for many years. Mrs. Stephens was also a member of the St. Matthews Catholic Church. Jeanne is survived by sons, Alexander Michael Stephens and wife Gayle of Kountze, Robert Patrick Stephens of Vineland, New Jersey, and Arlyn L. Stephens, Jr. and wife Susie of Longview; daughters, Jeanne Attaway and husband James of Nacogdoches, Mary Pritchett and husband George of Gilmer, Patricia Stephens and wife Anna Rosenblum of Boston, Massachusetts; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mrs. Stephens is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Micheal Wolfs; and sisters, Rosa Hendricks, Ella Hendricks, and Johnnie Wolfs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Juvenile Diabetes, the building fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2508 Appleby Sand Road Nacogdoches, TX, 75965, or the building fund at Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church 2800 Pine Tree Rd Longview, TX 75604. Online tributes and condolences can be made at www.croleyfh.net

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