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Jenita P. Stephens

Jenita P. Stephens

Jenita P. Stephens, age 51, of 2287 N. 1300th Place, Camp Point, IL, died on Sunday, July 8, 2012 in her home. She was born February 28, 1961 in Quincy, IL, a daughter of Robert & Virginia (Wellman) Mudd. She married James "Jim" A. Stephens on August 4, 1984 in Quincy University Chapel. He survives.

Jenita attended Quincy Senior High School and John Wood Community College. She was a member of St. Thomas Church in Camp Point.

Jenita worked as a CNA at Golden Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Golden, IL. She loved and cared very much for the residents at the home. She worked as a CNA for more than 25 years in various nursing homes. She was always concerned with other's needs, she will be sadly missed by everyone.

She loved her cats and dogs along with various wild animals. She had an extensive interest in hummingbirds, loved to take long walks, work in her yard and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal's fan.

She fought a courageous battle with lung cancer continuing to work as much as she could putting other people's needs ahead of hers.

In addition to her husband James, survivors include her mother Virginia Mudd of Quincy; three sons, Michael Stephens and his wife Amber of Springfield, IL, Sonny Stephens at home and Corey Stephens and fiance'e Jennifer DeMoss of Quincy; three grandchildren, Abigail, Hayden and Andrew Stephens; a brother Jerry Mudd and sister Melissa Patterson both of Quincy. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & special friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father, her grandparents Robert & Cecilia Wellman and Rodney & Rose Mudd, an aunt Pauline Wellman; and uncles Charles & Thomas Mudd.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home followed by mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Thomas Catholic Church, Camp Point. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Church, Blessing Hospital Cancer Center or the Quincy Humane Society.

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From:
Carrie Dewitt
quincy, illinois
Comments:
Jenita always had a smile on her face and enjoyed what she did. She will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
From:
Rebecca (mudd) Huls
Worcester, Massachusetts
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So sorry to hear my thoughts and prayers are with the family god bless you all
From:
Rosie "mudd" McCartt
Seattle, Washington
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I will miss you!!!!! you are a amazing woman and will always be in my heart
From:
Rosie "mudd" McCartt
Seattle, Washington
Comments:
I miss you and will always remember you
From:
Rosie "mudd" McCartt
Seattle, Washington
Comments:
I will miss you
From:
K. Butler
Kingsport, TN
Comments:
Very sorry for your loss, I'm a friend of Rosie
From:
Julie Agnew
Camp Point,, IL.
Comments:
I just wanted to tell all of Jenita's family how very sorry I am and hope that you can find peace and comfort in the coming days, weeks & months ahead. I came early to sign Jenita's memorial book, as were going out of town, wish we could be there for the services but, we couldn't! I worked with her at Good Sheperd home, she was such a great nurse and a go getter' she took pride in taking care of her patients. she truly cared about everyone. whenever I would see Jenita,in the stores the last few months, she acted like things were fine and that nothing was wrong, same big smile and always gave my son and I a big hug! "I will forever miss her and remember that big smile and the way she always went at things head on and I know she dealt with this awful disease the same way! "She's a true warrior" Bless you all at this time and "Rest in Peace!" my sweet friend. You will forever be missed!
From:
Kathy Stuckman
Quincy, Ill.
Comments:
I became friends with Jenita many years ago when we worked together at Quinsippi Nursing Home. I will always remember her thoughtfulness,kindness and consideration of others. Her own suffering has now ended and she has found a place of peace. What a great gal---she will be sadly missed by many! Extending my sincere sympathy to her family.