Marjorie Jean (Hilliard) Stephenson

August 8, 1927 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 91)


Marjorie Jean Hilliard Stephenson, age 91, of Portersville, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the Butler Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

She was born August 8, 1927 to Frank W. and Lucille Wenner Hilliard on a dairy farm in Muddy Creek Twp.

She attended the Pleasant Valley one room school, which stood where the Moraine State Park south shore office now stands, and graduated in 1945 from Muddy Creek High School.

She married Meade Stephenson on June 16, 1947, and he passed away on November 29, 1992.

She worked at Altmeyers Home store and the R.D. Dunn Candy Company, both former businesses in Butler.  Later in life, she worked part time for six years at the Ellwood City Hospital as a nurse’s aide.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She enjoyed reading, camping, square dancing, country music, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

She and her family, in their travel trailer, made three trips out West and to several other states and on two different trips through Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia with the International Coachman.  In 1988, she and her husband attended the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada.

She is survived by a son Zane Stephenson and his wife Sue of Portersville; daughter Lorraine Schumacher and her husband Joe of Chicora; three grandchildren Cody Stephenson, Megan Stephenson, and Emily Schumacher, and her sister Doris Pfeifer.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Lois Bauder, niece Wendy Evans, two brothers in laws, and numerous members of her husband’s family.

At her request, there will be no public visiting hours, the family will hold private services.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Butler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Portersville Volunteer EMS, 1122 W Portersville Road, Portersville, PA 16051.

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