Elizabeth Ruth (Betty) Stephens

b. 8 April 1918, d. 15 March 2003

Father*Levi Hezekiah Stephens b. 31 Jan 1888, d. 27 Nov 1956
Mother*Barbara Ruth Morris b. 27 Aug 1896, d. 8 Aug 1963
Elizabeth Ruth (Betty) Stephens|b. 8 Apr 1918\nd. 15 Mar 2003|p2786.htm|Levi Hezekiah Stephens|b. 31 Jan 1888\nd. 27 Nov 1956|p4850.htm|Barbara Ruth Morris|b. 27 Aug 1896\nd. 8 Aug 1963|p4851.htm|||||||||||||

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Birth*Elizabeth Ruth (Betty) Stephens was born on 8 April 1918 at Wood County, WV.1 
Residence*She lived on 18 October 1961 at 1733 St Marys Ave, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.1 
Marriage*She married Elbert Isaac Deem, son of Monroe (Mund) Deem and Nancy Ellen Johnson, on 28 October 1961 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Rev. John L Wolfe.1
Death*Elizabeth Ruth (Betty) Stephens died on 15 March 2003 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 84.2 
Obituary*Her obituary published on 16 March 2003 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Betty Stephens Deem, 84, died Saturday, March 15, 2003 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. She was born April 8, 1918, at Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Levi H. and Ruth Morris Stephens.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School in the class of 1936. She retired from GE Plastics; where she had been an executive secretary. She was originally one of the first employees of Borg Warner Chemical when it was established here. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed traveling and playing bridge.

In 1961 she was married to the late Elbert I. Deem who preceded her in death in 1991.

She is survived by her brother, James L. Stephens of Marietta and his wife, Garnet. Two stepdaughters, Eileen Jaeger and Eva Trembly, both of California. In addition she is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, many good neighbors and her canine companion and friend, Tiffany.

Services will be Tuesday 3:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkesburg with Reverend Michael Linger officiating.
Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.2 
Burial*She was buried on 17 March 2003 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.2 
Headstone*Headstone on 18 March 2003 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.


Elbert Isaac Deem b. 28 May 1899, d. 29 December 1991

Last Edited4 Mar 2010


  1. [S1] Wood County WV Marriage Record.
  2. [S7] Obituary.