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Joseph E. 'Joe' Stephens

June 6, 1950 - November 17, 2018

Burial Date November 23, 2018

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Joseph E. “Joe” Stephens, 68, passed away at 2:40 AM on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Colonial Nursing Center of Rockford.

He was born on June 6, 1950 in Kenton, Ohio to Frank and Agnes (Reed) Stephens, who both preceded him in death.

Joe was a 1968 graduate of Lima Senior High School and obtained an Associate Degree from The Ohio State University, Lima. He worked for over 25 years as a Quality Layout Technician at the Ford Lima Engine Plant, retiring in 1994.

He coached boys and girls soccer for Bath and the YMCA. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and electronics and drawing. He loved music and played the guitar. Joe was an avid sports fan who loved The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns football teams and the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He loved to cook and especially enjoyed cooking Mexican and Southern foods.

Surviving are his children Matt (Ashley Reish) Stephens of Van Wert, Cindi (Mike Isabella) Stephens of Toledo, Amy Bailey of Perrysburg and Katie Stephens of Lima; his grandchildren Gage, Jake, Sam and Brogan; his siblings Brenda, Mike (Mary), Tom, Theresa, Rick and Tim; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Sherry.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday, November 23, 2018 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL with funeral services immediately following at 2:00 PM.

Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or State of the Heart Hospice, Coldwater.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com


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