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Stephen Wayne Jespersen

October 23, 1952 September 30, 2020
Stephen Wayne Jespersen
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Obituary for Stephen Wayne Jespersen

Stephen Wayne Jespersen, 67, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center, Carthage. Stephen was born October 23, 1952 in Neosho, Missouri, the son of Raymond Leslie Jespersen and Betty Jean (Wiseman) Jespersen. He graduated from McDonald County High School and attended Missouri State University. He worked as a software development engineer for Jack Henry & Associates in Monett, Missouri from 1993 until his retirement in July of 2016. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage. He enjoyed working woodworking, golfing, going to the lake, but most of all, loved his family.

Survivors include his love, Peggy Ralston; a son, Russell Jespersen (Julie), Pierce City, Missouri; a daughter, Stephanie Cates, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Hope Raulston, Addisyn Cates, Reagan Cates, Garrett Jespersen, and Carson Jespersen; a brother, Terry Jespersen, Kansas City; and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, David Jespersen.

Memorial services will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Banner Cemetery, Split Log, Missouri. Memorial gifts are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 10/6/2020 2:00:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church

820 Howard Street
Carthage, MO 64836

Grace Episcopal Church
820 Howard Street Carthage 64836 MO
United States

Cemetery Details


Banner Cemetery Final Resting Place

597 N. Fork Road
Anderson, MO 64831

597 N. Fork Road Anderson 64831 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Knell Mortuary

Memorial gifts are suggested to Alzheimer's Association in care of Knell Mortuary.

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