Jesse L. Stephens, 99, died October 27, 2012 at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born January 27, 1913 in Park Hill, OK, the son of Albert and Lucy Swepston Stephens. A resident of Hutchinson most of his life, he was a welder and a pipe fitter. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hutchinson. On December 7, 1932 he married Faye Jordan in Hutchinson. She died November 5, 2004.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Wiencko, Hutchinson, a son, Clair Stephens, Tennessee, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, and a loving friend, Annie Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 daughters, Patricia Stephens and Shirley Braswell, and a sister, Katy DeWald.
Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.