August 26, 1917 ~ August 28, 2020

Born in: Randolph, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Ruth Thompson Stephens passed from this life on August 28, 2020, living two days beyond her 103rd birthday. No doubt she was excited to be reunited with her husband, Depp. She was born on August 26, 1917 in Metcalfe County to Frank and Virgie Thompson, and graduated from Metcalfe County High School. She eloped with, and married Depp Stephens on June 7, 1947; they were married for 48 years before his death in 1996. They lived in Edmonton for three years following their marriage, where she worked with the U.S. Post Office. They moved to Barren County in 1950 where they farmed for 40 years. She also worked at the Glasgow High School Cafeteria for almost 20 years.
Ruth was actively involved in church her entire life, and especially enjoyed teaching Bible classes for children. She was part of the South Green Street Church of Christ for the past 45 years. She loved serving and caring for others by taking meals to people; and hand-making and sending cards to hundreds through the years. She never met a stranger, and often spent hours each day talking on the phone. She loved her family, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two sons, Barry (wife Debbie) and Boyd (wife Kelli); five grandchildren – Jennifer (husband Dave), Benjamin (wife Kristina), Phillip, Matthew, and Mattea (husband Matthew); seven great grandchildren – Kevin, Molly, Hannah, Finleigh, Carter, Lucas, and Liberty; three sisters – Mable Oaks, Ann Pierce, and Ruby Witty; by numerous nephews and nieces; and by Stacia and Amy who along with Jennifer she called “her stooges.” She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Depp, and two brothers (Howard and Jessie).
A private funeral service will be held at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home for family only with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Family request in lieu of flowers contributions be made to your favorite charity.
A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Stephens.


Graveside Service:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Randolph, KY

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  1. Sorry about the loss of your Mother. She was a very good influence on me over the years. She will be missed by all. Donna and I send you and your family our condolences. Please let us know when the celebration of life will be so that we can come up and join. We love you.

  2. Love you Barry. May you rest well in knowing you loved and honored her well. As Chengo would say “103 years, God really loved her.”

  3. Barry and Boyd,
    Love to you both in the passing of your dear sweet mother. She was a wonderful woman and while I was in Glasgow, she was very special to me. I hope both you and your families are able to smile as you know she is in heaven now with your loving father and that some day you will all be reunited there.
    Jackie Seaton

  4. We send our condolences to you all! It’s never easy losing a parent. Sending prayers, and I know you will find sweet comfort in your memories with her.

  5. Stephens family, Mrs. Stephens was a wonderful person. We started loving this sweet woman 44-years ago and will always treasure our memories of her. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

    Barry and Faye Landrum

  6. Mrs. Stephens was a wonderful lady. I remember her from work at school lunchroom and she was always so nice and friendly. Boyd was in my class in school.

  7. Stephens family, I along with countless others sure will miss this sweet, gracious Christian lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I know you have peace and comfort in your hearts knowing she is at home with the Lord. 💞🙏

  8. I got to know your sweet mother through Home Instead. I enjoyed her so much. She delighted in thinking she taught me to make corn bread, and she would have me read the church prayer lists to her. She was so kind and patient. I will miss her. She called me Summer Shade. ❤️

  9. I am so sorry to here this she was a special lady and always enjoyed coming to see Margert and Glen Cox’s when they were still living and sh was a joy to be around she will be missed Patty Gosser

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