Christopher L. Stephens

May 15, 2016

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Christopher L. Stephens, age 53, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born on May 16, 1962 in Willard, Ohio to Russell and Ruby (Lykins) Stephens. Christopher was in the U.S. Army and worked as a journeyman at R.R. Donnelley’s for 33 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, but most of all, spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy (Ryman) Stephens, whom he married on July 26, 1996; 3 children, Dustin Wheeler of Willard, Megan (Jose) Contreras of Willard, Brandy Stephens (Dylan West) of Willard; 3 grandchildren, Brennon Contreras, Aiden Contreras, Lillian West; mother, Ruby (Lykins) Stephens; brother, Johnny (Ollie) Stephens; 5 sisters, Rhonda (Allan) Branscomb, Joyce (Hito) Alonzo, Lisa Stephens, Sheila Rowe (Dale Slater), Becky (Jackie) Slone; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Russell Stephens and a sister, Teresa (Stephens) Osborne.
Visitation will be at the Freewill Baptist Church in Willard on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. where a funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. at the church with Pastor Ron Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting


AidenC - Apr 26, 2021
I love you and you are the best grandpa in the world.
D'Aunn - May 22, 2016

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes part of us”… Helen Keller………Take care Tammy…..

Barb Gerber - May 19, 2016

Tammy, Dusty, Megan and Brandy,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. May god bless you all and peace be with Chris as he suffers no more pain. I will keep you all I. My prayers during this difficult time!
God Bless xoxo

Shelley Holden - May 18, 2016

Tammy – I am sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. He was always so sweet during high school and the years that followed at Donnelley’s. We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through our loss. May His presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.

Kim Payne - May 18, 2016

Tammy, I was so shocked and sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. Words seem so insignificant but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you take comfort that Chris is in heaven and you will be reunited with him one day. Hugs, my dear friend!

Liz Lidington - May 18, 2016

Tammy, so very sorry to hear the shocking news that Chris had died. I did not know that he had been sick or at the Cleveland Clinic. Hope that your wonderful memories can sustain you at this very difficult time.

Joyce Garcia - May 17, 2016

Tammy,and family, so sorry to hear of your lose. I’m even at lose, to what to say to comfort you, You have always had a shoulder for me to cry on and now if you need one, I live in Mansfield
419 709 8566 call any time, One day we will see Chris again , he’s earned his heavenly home, no more pain,he’s been healed completely ,no more sickness. rest in peace Chris, till we meet again, on those streets of Gold. Love you Tammy

Lisa stephens - May 17, 2016

My dear sweet brother. How, much more can we take. You, were a great man! (Father, Grandpa, husband, brother) But, I guess the Lord needed you with him. As he did our sis. And, we can’t question that. But, you are in no more pain. And, can rest in peace now. I <3 you and will miss you!!! God, bless your soul. Love, your sis Lisa.

Joyce wicker - May 17, 2016

so sorry for your loss I meet Chris When he came to Free Will Baptist Church. I knew your Mom and Dad all the Kids I Just never meet Chris I Guess cause he was the Baby one. I through He Was a fine person. I Will be praying For all The Family.
I am sure I can Not Come To The Funeral I Have some
APPOINTMENT’S Thursday HOPE I Get Done in time .If Not I Will KEEP THE family In My Prayers. GOD BLESS ALL Of You

Bill & Gretchen Landoll - May 17, 2016

Tammy & family,So sorry for your loss.We met at the Pulmonary clinic.He fought the fight. Thinking of you and our prayers are with you and your family. Bill & Gretchen Landoll

Kathy&Jim Goostree - May 17, 2016

Tammy&Family,Chris was a kind hearted man who would always take the time to listen, & explain things to you at work.It was a pleasure to work with him& you also.Jim & I have fond memories of both of you.May OUR DEAR LORD Bless you & your family at this difficult time,as HE guides CHRIS INTO HEAVEN. GOD BLESS,JIM & KATHY

karen enderle - May 16, 2016

Jose so sorry to hear of your family’s lose I enjoyed working with chris my most memorable thing about him was he always would yell who turn it off . may the lord comfort you and your family through this sad time . sending prayers!

Sandra O'Brien and afamily - May 16, 2016

May God take care and comfort your family during this sad time. Chris was one of the good guys. So sorry

Darwin and Mary Weatherbie - May 16, 2016

So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing May OUR DEAR LORD comfort you during this time. We worked with Chris and he always was very pleasant and a great guy. Keep all of your cherished memories close and he will always be with you. Keeping all of you in our prayers.