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Virginia “Jean” Stephen

Virginia “Jean” Stephen, age 79, of Versailles, passed away at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2020, her 63rd wedding anniversary, at her home. She was born near Alpine in Fayette County, Indiana on January 16, 1941, the daughter of Joseph and Frieda Swango Redmon. She was married to James Stephen on December 20, 1957 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, J.R. (Debra) Stephen and Joe (Kelly) Stephen both of Versailles; daughter-in-law Tammy Stephen of Canaan; 13 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Lee and her brothers James, William and Steve Redmon.


Mrs. Stephen was a homemaker and enjoyed the almost lost art of letter writing. She was a talented artist, enjoyed sewing and also served as the family barber. Jean was a member of the Church on the Rock at Batesville.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28th at 12:00 p.m. at the Church on the Rock in Batesville with Pastors Roger Dean and Dan May officiating. Jean’s grandsons Curtis and Micah will also participate in the service. Burial will be in the South Park Cemetery at Greensburg. Visitation will also be on Monday at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be given to the church youth ministry in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.