Dewitt Obits

Mary Colleen (Terpening) Stephens

Mary Colleen (Terpening) Stephens, 93, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and a native and long-time resident of Clinton, Illinois, died at 6:06 AM on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Gardiner Home, Phoenix, Arizona.


She was born July 18,1928 in Clinton, a daughter of Charles E. and Nora (Barry) Terpening. She married Marion Lee Wagner on May 29, 1949. They were divorced August 29, 1980. She is survived by her three daughters: Shae (Dr. William) Dixon of Scottsdale, AZ; Terry Wagner of Wilmington, NC; and Paige Wagner of Lake Wales, FL. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Dr. Ashleigh Dixon of Scottsdale, AZ; Dr. Alexis Dixon of Marina del Rey, CA; Neal Dixon of Phoenix, AZ; David (Megan) Dixon of Portland, OR; Elijah Logue of Clinton, IL and Sage (Zach) Lash of DeWitt, IL; and 3 great-grandchildren.


Colleen married Elmer Eugene Stephens on August 29, 1981, in Clinton, IL. He died September 19, 2009. She was a member of First Christian Church in Clinton where she was active in choir, Sunday School, and Teachers’ Training.


A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 AM on June 4, 2022 in the FamilyLife Center at the First Christian Church in Clinton with Pastor Ernie Harvey officiating. Condolences may be sent to: The Family of Colleen Stephens, 27166 N 73rd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85266. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Clinton, Little Galilee Christian Camp, or Second Chance for Pets (PO BOX 243, Clinton, IL 61727).