Richard Stephens


Richard Edward Stephens, 63, of Scipio, died at 10:39 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital Emergency Room.

Richard was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Bill Gerhard officiating. Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to time of service Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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Mr. Stephens was born Sept. 19, 1953, in Columbus, to Truman and Maxine Smith Stephens.

Survivors include his mother, Maxine Stephens Hammond of Scipio; brothers, Ronald (Sheila) Stephens of Columbus, Dan (Debbie) Stephens of Columbus and Marty (Karen) Stephens of North Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Truman Stephens; brothers, Max D. and Jerry W. Stephens; and his step-father, Richard Hammond.