Mary Kathryn McClure Stephens, 89, of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 4, 2013 surrounded by her family at the Brian Center of Hendersonville, after an extended illness. She was born in Haywood County to the late Mary Garrett and Glenn Robert McClure. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Stephens, who died in January 1992, following their 50th wedding anniversary; son, Thomas ìTommyî Stephens; brother, Buddy McClure; sister, Mildred Buchanan; and a special great-great-grandson, Eli Jackson Nix.
She was employed by GE in Quality Control, retiring after 27 years. She was a member of Refuge Baptist Church and attended Marieís Chapel.
She is survived by her son, Bobby Stephens and his wife Jean, of Hendersonville; her daughter, Marianne Cagle and her husband George, of Flat Rock; seven grandchildren, Leisa Nix, Angela Hare, Jo Lynn Satterfield, Joby Stephens, Chuck Stephens, Ryan Cagle, and Senior Master Sgt. Bobby Stephens, Jr.; two brothers, W.R. McClure, of Asheville; Edwin McClure, of Johnson City, TN; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 3:00pm Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with Pastors Jimmy Justice and Harold McKinnish officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-3pm preceding the service in the chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.