Peterson Funeral Chapel







Christenia Stephens, 82, of Aurora passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the Republic Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born to Orville "June" and Lila Martin Stephens on December 9, 1939 in Galena, MO. She was a retired cook and also worked at Hendrix Cleaners for several years.

Survivros include four daughters, Arletta Hadlow of Aurora, Emma Ormsby and husband, John of Aurora, Laura Richardson and husband, Rex of Calhoun, MO. and Lisa Smith and husband, Bob of Aurora; sister, Peggy Caldwell of Galena, MO.; sister-in-law, Rita Stephens of Galena, MO.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Marion Gardner; two brothers, Robert Stephens and Albert "Pete" Stephens and wife, Carol; and a grandson, Codey Ormsby.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. in Maple Park Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

​Visitation will be held Friday from 6-7 p.m. in the funeral home.