September 24, 1936 - May 1, 2022
Rita Rae Stephens, 85, of Moundsville, passed away peacefully, Sunday, May 1, 2022. Rita was born September 24, 1936 in McKeefre, WV; the daughter of the late Vincent “Pete” Marion and Louella McCain Tyler. She was a devote Southern Baptist; loved bird watching, sewing, gardening, and interior design. She was a proud matriarch; adored and loved spending time with her 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; helping raise her granddaughter, Sadie Kennedy Bungard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life Carl L. Stephens, who she married on May 2, 1956; siblings, Arnold Tyler, Hattie (Leroy) Richards, Betty (Jim) Strosnider, Virginia (George) Selmon, and Emma Lou Tyler; great-grandson, John Harold Stephens III; sisters-in-law, Barbara Stephens, Helen Cook, Bertha Sue Riggs, Mary Lou “Osie” Kelly. Survivors include six children, Beverly (Wayne) Baker of Moundsville, Betty (Kevin) Parr of Beallsville, OH, Carl Stephens II, Belinda (Mark) Carney, John (Angel) Stephens, Bettina Stephens Pickering all of Moundsville; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Patty Selmon. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 1pm until the time of the memorial service at 3pm at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Rita Rae Stephens, 85, of Moundsville, passed away peacefully, Sunday, May 1, 2022. Rita was born September 24, 1936 in McKeefre, WV; the daughter of the late Vincent “Pete” Marion and Louella McCain Tyler. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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