Mary Stephens

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August 24, 1954 - November 25, 2018
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Mary Shea Stephens (nee Shea) of Saint Charles, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at the age of 64.

Loving mother of Matthew (Amanda) Stephens and Mollie Stephens; treasured “Grammy” of Tucker Stephens; dear sister of Cathy Shea, Bill Shea, Judy Shea, Patricia (Chuck) Shea, and Michael “Bird” Shea. Dear Aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Mary is preceded in death by her parents William J. and Winifred L. Shea.

Mary was a 1972 graduate of Duchesne High School in St. Charles Missouri. She lived in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia from 1984-2004.   In 2007 she attended and graduated from the L'Ecole Culinaire School.  Mary was a diehard fan of Cardinals baseball, Blues Hockey and Alabama Football "Roll Tide".  Mary was a world traveler visiting over 30 different countries and one of her favorite places to visit was Campbell’s Island in Illinois.   Sports, good food, traveling and dog sitting were some of Mary's favorite things.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family especially her grandson Tucker. Mary was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorials to Malala Fund or NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tracy Whitworth November 28, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    candle 4Mary, I miss you and your cheerful, giving disposition. Rest easy and we will meet again.

  2. Bill Hayes November 28, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

    To Mary’s family,
    I first met Mary around 1973, the reason I liked her from the start is because she laughed at all my silly stories and jokes, actually, Mary ALWAYS laughed at everyone’s jokes. We had great times and good times for a long time. I will always remember Mary and her family being featured on the NBC Nightly news when she and her family lived in Saudi Arabia during one of the conflicts there. It was a treat to see friends on TV I had not seen in a long time. To Mary’s kids , grandkids, and family, rest assured Mary will always be in everyone’s heart and memory bank for all the people she crossed paths with-whether St. Charles or around the world.
    Bill Hayes and Sonya Joseph
    Eureka MO

  3. Pat Shea November 28, 2018 at 10:13 am - Reply

    candle 4Your shining spirit will always be alight in my heart, Mary. Love you more than words can ever say. Miss you fiercely.

  4. Patti Goellner Faries November 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I will remember our
    Walks home from Blanchette Park after 8:30 games,you being scared of cutting through yards, me running down Cherry Lane,
    Rides in that Corvair,
    You finding me a date for Senior homecoming
    Living on Rosemary Lane
    You climbing down the sewer to get Deb Beste keys
    Your generosity and kindness…
    Love and miss you dear friend

  5. Rose Anne Huck November 29, 2018 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Sending love to you. May you find comfort in your memories.

  6. Sue Belvo November 30, 2018 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Words just cannot express the sorrow and sadness I feel with you passing. We have so many memories together with our life in Aramco, all the work we did with our children and our boys attending McCallie together. Mary, you will always be remembered as a strong, confident woman who wanted nothing but a great opportunities for Matt and Mollie. You always were a champion for the underdog, and carried your beliefs where all knew EXACTLY where you stood. I am SO happy to have had a chance to see you when you visited the O’Brien’s. You will be forever in my memories and I cherish the times we shared. Be at peace my friend, you fought long and hard and showed us what courage really is. Love you much, Sue B

  7. Sue Belvo November 30, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Mary, words cannot express my sorrow and sadness that you have passed. I have many cherished memories of our time together during our Aramco days. You were in inspiration to me, working so hard and tirelessly on the School Board, being involved in the activities Matt and Mollie participated in. We shared the experience of sending our boys to a great school for their high schools years….and our many lunches with Linda at the Hobby Farm. Talks of movies, books, husband and family issues that good ‘girl’ friends lament and blab over. You always had that love of a good joke, you were a thoughtful and gracious friend. You will forever be in my heart and prayers…..Be at peace my friend, you showed us all your great strength and courage….Love you much….Sue B

  8. Jimmy Ritter June 13, 2019 at 12:11 am - Reply

    candle 2Mary this is Jimmuy Ritter Thank you for helping the St. Louis Blues win there first Stanley Cup.

  9. Jimmy Ritter June 13, 2019 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Thank you for helping the St Louis Blues win there first Stanley Cup.

  10. Jimmy Ritter June 13, 2019 at 3:17 am - Reply

    candle 2Mary this is Jimmy Ritter. Thank you for helping the St. Louis Blues win there first Stanley Cup.

  11. Jimmy Ritter June 13, 2019 at 6:15 am - Reply

    candle 2Mary this is Jimmy Ritter. Thank you for helping the St. Louis Blues win their first Stanley Cup.

  12. CHARLES THURMAN August 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    candle 8Rest up in heaven. Your generosity and big heart I will always treasure, Thank you for everything you did for me, during our school days. I’m gone miss you 😘😘

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