Betty L. Stephens

February 06, 1936 ‒ July 01, 2019

Marengo, Ohio

Betty L. Stephens, age 83, of Marengo, died peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2019 with her family by her side.  She was born on February 6, 1936 in Wayne, WV to the late Emmett and Ina (Phelps) Adkins. On September 2, 1955 she married Paul C. Stephens, Jr in Fulton, Ohio. They celebrated 45 years of marriage before he passed away in April of 2001.  Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother “GG” who loved spending time with her family. She also loved to be outside, work in her yard and bird watch, especially the hummingbirds. She was a great cook and her family enjoyed many amazing meals over the years. Betty is survived by her two sons, Rick of Delaware and Randy of Chillicothe; her daughter-in-law, Kim of Marengo; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ricky of Marion and his daughter Avery, Gabe (Kaily) and their two daughters Paizley and Lynnen, and Jennifer all of Marengo, Laura (Heather Hobbs) and their two daughters Abby and Kyler and Jason all of Delaware.  Betty is also survived by her brothers, Emmett Adkins Jr., Enoch Adkins and Jimmy (Sharon) Adkins of Marengo, Jonah (Cindy) Adkins of Chesterville; sisters, Ruth Pukansky, Dorothy Coleman, Eloise (Chuck) Freeman, Laura Mailey and Joyce (Dick Wertz) of Marengo and Mary (Jerry) Fouts of Delaware. Her sisters-in law, Rose Adkins and Betty Adkins of Cardington, Janet Adkins of Florida, Linda Adkins and Kim Adkins of Marengo and Alice Miller of Ontario; brother-in-law, Richard Addison of New Carlisle; uncle, Fred Phelps of Mt. Gilead; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her son Roger, brothers, Frank, Gene, Ellet and Ernie Adkins; her sister, Hester Addison and brothers-in-law Calvin Miller and Beanie Mailey . There will be no calling hours. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 5, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, OH 43074. Pastor Frank Kirk, officiating.  Interment will follow in Marengo Cemetery. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stephens family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with the family at

  • Sorry for loss Dear God I’m asking you to be with us family in their time of need I will always remember Betty coming into farmstead and always smiling never sad she will be missed by all of us if there is anything I can do just give me a call and God please help this family get through this in Jesus name amen

  • I’m so sorry to learn of this. Keeping the family in prayers.
    Cherie Riggs Smith

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of Betty. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  • Oh, sweet Mary, we are so saddened to hear of your loss of your sister. But, at the same time it helps to know that she can rest now in the arms of Jesus. Sending you all hugs of love & prayers for comfort.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. She was a faith driven woman. She had a beautiful soul and smile. May we all learn from her sweet spirit. Rest in heaven.

  • Enoch & the rest of the family. So sorry to learn of your sister passing away.

  • Betty was the best neighbor I ever had. She was a very hard working lady. Whenever I needed something she was always there. We know each other a lot of years . I am so sorry about your loss.

  • To Betty”s family… I”m so sorry for your loss. Betty I will miss you…. Thank you for asking me to be your hairstylist for so many yrs. It was always a pleasure visiting with you every month and having long conversations about life and kids. You were there for me when my own mother passed away and had wonderful loving words for me, as well as support in what I was going through. May God comforts your family.

  • Betty was a great LADY done a lot for every one. She will be
    Missed by all . Ton’s of love and PRAYERS to family and friends.
    D A

  • We enjoyed knowing her and working with her at our store, Marengo Country Market. I know she will be greatly missed.

  • So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  • you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Betty. Your family is in my prayers.