Donald Stephens

Obituary of Donald Stephens

Donald Wayne Stephens, 72, of Baylis, Illinois, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born September 28, 1944, in Quincy, the son of Forest and Leola Davis Stephens. He married Ruth Still November 30, 1968, in Baylis, and she survives.

Also surviving is a son, Darrall (Misty) Stephens of Baylis, 2 grandchildren, Amanda and Austin Stephens, and one niece, SueAnn (Allen) Clark of Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert Stephens, and a niece, Mary Alice Stephens.

Donald served in the United States Navy from 1964-1965. He worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 32 years until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the Baylis Fire Dept for more than 48 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and dirt track racing.

Funeral services will be held at 7pm Monday, January 23rd at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Burial will be in Baylis cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4pm – until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Baylis Fire Dept. Online condolences may be left to the family at