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Martha Joan (DeVoe) Stephens

January 25, 1933 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Martha Joan Stephens Obituary

Martha Joan Stephens, age 90, recently of Wilmington but a lifelong resident of Port William passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Residence.  Her husband, Cy Stephens, survives.  They were married August 12, 1951.  She was born January 25, 1933 on the family farm on Gallimore Road in Clinton County, daughter of the late Charles DeVoe and Beatress Bone DeVoe.  She was a 1951 graduate of Liberty Township High School in Port William.

Over the years, Mrs. Stephens worked at Cincinnati Milacron, Stephens’ Hardware, and Bob & Carl’s Grocery.  She was a longtime member of the Port William United Methodist Church, the Port William Senior Citizens, and was a former 4-H advisor.  Joan enjoyed traveling and spent several years in Tavares, Florida following her retirement.  She also enjoyed gardening, playing cards, bowling, square dancing, bike riding, and baking.  Most importantly though, Joan was a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Frank E. Guy) Stephens of Blanchester, Ohio; her son, Terry (Pam) Stephens of Jamestown, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Kathryn Stephens, Lauren Stephens, and Clayton Guy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Doris Williams, Robert DeVoe, Fred DeVoe, Carl DeVoe, and Gene DeVoe.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Friday, December 8, 2023 at Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio.  A funeral service with Virgil Hawkins officiating will begin at 11:30 AM, Friday.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Port William, Ohio.

If desired, contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Port William Church, P.O. Box 216, Port William, Ohio 45164.

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December 8, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Smith Funeral Homes
327 N. South Street
Wilmington, OH 45177

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

11:30 AM
Smith Funeral Homes
327 N. South Street
Wilmington, OH 45177


Port William Church
P.O. Box 216, Port William OH 45164


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