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Ethel "Jo" Stephens

February 26, 1936 ~ January 14, 2022 (age 85)


Ethel Jo Stephens, 85, of McKinney, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on January 14, 2022. She was born on February 26, 1936, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the daughter of Drue Asberry Stephens and Anna Ruth (Clarke) Stephens. 

Jo grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. One of her first memories was watching the soldier convoys arrive home from WWII. She moved to Dallas in the 1960s. While Jo had many occupations over her long career, her favorite jobs included developing photos and working as a bank teller. 

Throughout her life Jo provided a loving home to many cats and dogs. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed biographies, cultural history and classic literature. She was always ready with a quip, and her quick wit brought much laughter over the years. In her retirement, her favorite hobbies included bird watching and hiking. After moving to Mckinney, she became an active member of the senior ladies group at Waddill Street Baptist Church. 

Left to cherish Jo’s memory are her brother, Michael Karadimas and wife, Karen Sue; sister, Teresa Brown; daughter, Lisa Jo Henry; grandson, Brandon Drue Henry; granddaughter, Casey Jo Mapp and husband, Tommy.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Drue Stephens, and Anna Stephens.

The family will have a private burial.

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