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STEPHENS Leroy Vencil "L.V." Stephens, 87, loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather, passed away October 13, 2016. L.V. was born May 17, 1929 in Gravois Mills, MO to Leroy and Helen Stephens. He was a graduate of Versailles High School and served in the U.S. Army. On June 24, 1951 he married Virginia Ann Stephens (Blacksten) and together they raised three children. Following his honorable discharge in 1953, L.V. joined his wife in Kansas City and began his career with Sears Roebuck & Co where he continued until his retirement. In 1962, L.V. moved his family to Raytown, MO where he resided until his death. L.V. was a well-respected and admired manager, commissioner and Head of Umpires for the Raytown Little League. He was an active member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Kansas City as well as being an avid sports fan and particularly loved his St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers. L.V. was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack; and sister, Millie. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia; sons, Danny (Debbie) and Randy (Barbara); daughter Patricia (Robert); 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is survived by brother, Ronnie (Candy) and sisters; Violet, Louetta, Ruby (Howard), Marie (Aldie), Lula and Kay and brother-in-law Lyle. Services for L.V. will be held Tuesday, October 18 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138, with visitation to be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. with burial to immediately follow at the Green Lawn Cemetery (adjacent to funeral home). Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arr: Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234
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