Alger Stephenson

Saturday, May 7, 2005

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Alger K. Stephenson, 88, of Sikeston died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

He was born May 30, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of Reno G. and Gertrude Calhoun Stephenson. He and Loretta Henley were married March 8, 1950, in Washington, D.C.

Stephenson retired as a master chief gunner's mate in the U.S. Navy. He served during World War II and the Korean War. He then was a traffic signal technician five years in Sacramento, Calif.

Survivors include his wife; a son, William Stephenson of Bernie, Mo.; a daughter, Donna Royce-Keefe of Jefferson City, Mo.; and a grandson.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until time of service today.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Garden of Memories Cemetery with full military rites provided. A military chaplain will officiate.