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CENTER – Mary Susan Stephens, 85, passed away December 25, 2021, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. She was born March 12, 1936, to the late Samuel Benton and Annie Lee Geralds Gittings. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Cornell Stephens. She was a sweet, loving, and caring Christian example. She was a retired teacher having taught 30 years at North Metcalfe Elementary and one year in Monroe County.

She is survived by her four children, Diana (Ronnie) Smith, Susan Kay, and Bennie of Center, and Connie (David) Travis of Owensboro. Other loved ones include her grandchildren; Justin (Kim) Smith of Greensburg, Angela (Jamie) Powell of Irmo, South Carolina; her great-grandchildren, Kylie and Kellen Powell of Irmo, South Carolina; also a sister-in-law, June Gittings of Tompkinsville; and a niece Peggy Gittings. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy (RV) Richardson; and her brother, Rex Gittings.

Funeral services were held on December 29, 2021, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with interment in the Monroe County Memorial Lawn.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mrs. Susan Stephens.   Please share your messages of condolence with the family at


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