Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 5, 2012

Roger Stephens


Effingham Daily News

TOWER HILL —     Roger L. Stephens, 45, of Tower Hill, died at 2:25 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home.

    Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.

    Roger was born Aug. 17, 1967, in Aurora. He was the son of Benjamin Stephens and Marilyn (Stickland) Wall. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Tower Hill Christian Church, an avid bowler, pool player and deer hunter.

    He is survived by his daughter, Maelee Stephens and her fiancé, James L. Phillips, both of Altamont; Maelee’s mother, Ellie (Stuemke) Buennemeyer of Shumway; mother, Marilyn Wall of Pana; maternal grandmother, Agnus Reed of Clifton, Colo.; half-sisters, Monica (George) Shock of Noble and Cindy Stephens of Heartville; and several nieces and nephews.