STEPHENS – Francis R. “Fran,” 71, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord July 6, 2009. Born April 7, 1938, son of the late John A. and Audrey Stephens. Preceded in death by son, Michael Francis; brothers, Charles and John; brother-in-law, John Uncapher; sister-in-law, Ruth (Yingling) Stephens; and grandparents, Charles “Da” and Nellie “Nennie” (Sweeney) Stephens. Survived by wife of 54 years, Mary Jane (Fisher); daughters, Teresa and Jennie Sue; and son, David, married to Tracy (Wilson), all of Johnstown; beloved grandson, Scott Stephens; and great-grandson, Avion Stephens, whom he raised as his own. Brother of Robert, married to Susan (Kubanda); Bill, married to Joye (Kelley); Audrey, married to the late John Uncapher; and Jacquelyn, married to Mo Cowan. Also survived by grandchildren: Mary Frances, Scott, Bryan, Nikita, Norman and Vanessa; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was a member of St. John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown, and a Korean War veteran, Air Force. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Geisel Funeral Home, Dale. Prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Geisel-Devlin Memorial Chapel. Interment, St. John Gualbert Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be presented by the Marine Corps League of Johnstown.

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