Waneta Febus Milner Stephens, 97, passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Thursday February 7, 2019 at Vonderlieth Living Center.
Waneta was born on January 27, 1922 in Lake Fork, IL; daughter of Clyde and Mary (Bryson) Febus. She married Harry Milner on November 4, 1938; he preceded her in death on March 13, 1970. She then married Thomas Stephens on July 15, 1989; he preceded her in death on September 2, 2018.
Waneta is survived by her children: Harry Wayne (Valera) Milner of Sherman, IL and Lisa Brown of Mt. Pulaski, IL; grandchildren: Karla Newton of Edwardsville, IL, Patrick (Vicki) Newton of Wentzville, MO, Tim (Julie) Milner, Kara (Jeremy) Davis of Mt. Pulaski, IL, and Clayton (Alicia) Brown of Mt. Pulaski, IL; step-children: Jeff, Ben, and Kathy Stephens; one niece: Cynthia Hill of Elgin, IL, and fifteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother: Wayne Febus, sister-in-law: Jeanne Febus, and son-in-law Bob Brown.
Waneta was a waitress at Bertoni’s Restaurant for 35 years. She was a founding member of the Mt. Pulaski Historical Society and Museum, Mt. Pulaski Christian Church since 1934, wrote 2 genealogy books, member of VFW #777 Auxiliary, volunteered at the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse, and was the Secretary of Zoning Board of Appeals since its conception in February of 1975.
Services for Waneta will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial at Mt. Pulaski ?Cemetery will follow the service.
Memorials may be made in Waneta’s name to Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, Humane Society of Logan County, or Mt. Pulaski Historical Society. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL.