Jonah D. Stephens


Jonah D. Stephens, 75, of Wayne, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at a Lincoln hospital.

Private family services with military rites will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. There is no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Stephen's family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.

Jonah Daniel Stephens, Sr. was born Dec. 31, 1944 in Winchester, Tennessee to John Russell and Alma (Wright) Stephens.  Jonah and his twin brother, Joseph were delivered by their father, John at their home.  He graduated from Franklin County High School and Northeast College.  He was employed at Nucor Steel in Norfolk for 32 years, most recently as a water purifier specialist until retiring in 2005.  Jonah married Carol Boyer on April 9, 2005 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church near St. Joseph, Missouri. The couple lived in Wayne.  He enjoyed playing golf with Carol, UFC, old cars, fishing on the Tennessee River and the Tennessee Titans. Jonah attended and was their avid supporter for his grandsons, Johnny and Tim’s wrestling, grandson, Noah’s basketball and football games, and his granddaughter, Gabrielle’s volleyball and basketball games.  Jonah was a former Golden Glove Boxer.

Survivors include his loving wife, Carol; his sons, Joe (Pam) Stephens of Sioux City, Iowa and John (Becky) Stephens of Hinton, Iowa; step- children, Christin (Rod) Lutt of Wayne and Troy (Amber) Cook of Queen Creek, Arizona; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Johnny Stephens; daughter, Rebekah Joy Stephens; siblings, John Stephens, David Stephens, Elsie Stephens, and Betty Marshall.