Bill Stephenson 76 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:30 AM May 24, 2016 at his family residence, Clinton, IL. 

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Father James Henning celebrant. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, Illinois with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with a Rosary at 5:00 P.M.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton Elks, or Clinton Eagles.

Bill was born November 30, 1939 in Litchfield, IL the son of Homer and Pauline (Pass) Stephenson. He married Sharon Mears April 15, 1959 in Kenney, IL.

Survivors include his wife: Sharon Stephenson, Clinton, IL; children: Bob (Diane) Stephenson, Lincoln, IL and Quint Stephenson, Clinton, IL; 6 grandchildren: Chase (Whitney) Stephenson, Andrew (Fiancé Emily) Stephenson, Amber (Brian Potthoff) Stephenson, Alyssa Stephenson, Jack Stephenson, Callie Stephenson; 1 great grandchild: Wesley Stephenson; 3 brothers: Charles “Steve” Stephenson, Princeville, IL, Paul (Evie) Stephenson, Hoyleston, IL, Mike Stephenson, Litchfield, IL; 1 sister: Helen Schuetze, Carlinville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Bill had served in the U.S. Army and worked for the Central Gulf Railroad for 42 years. He enjoyed hunting, motorcycles and loved his garden.

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