C. Stephen England, 56, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at his home.
He was born May 13, 1953, at Sikeston, Mo., to Joan Johnson England, who survives of Cape Girardeau, and the late Charles A. England.
He had a love and passion for music and had studied voice with Katherine Boone and Avis Muench.
Surviving besides his mother are five aunts, Sharon Schisler of St. Louis, Nadine Sterling of Imperial, Mo., Evelyn Upton of East Prairie, Bernita Johnson of St. Louis, Doris J. Ganus of Searcy, Ark.; his beloved dog, Corky; and a number of cousins, relatives and friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Cashus and Mary England, and maternal grandparents, Frank and Stella Johnson.
Graveside service was held Monday at IOOF Cemetery in Charleston, Mo., with Danny Kuykendall of Sikeston officiating.
McMikle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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