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Mary "Betty" Stefan

September 5, 1926 — October 20, 2023

Mary "Betty" Elizabeth (Wagner) Stefan, 97, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, October 20, 2023 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born September 5, 1926 to George John Wagner and Alice Josephine (Jackson) Wagner in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. She was a lifetime member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and after she moved to Waldron until her health failed she attended Temple Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas.


Betty was married to the love of her life John G. Stefan, Jr for 73 marvelous years before John went on to Heaven to wait for her. She and John had a love unlike any other. Every year for their anniversary and her birthday John would always get her a dozen red roses and even seen that she continued to receive those after his passing. Betty was a member of the Pennsylvania, Uniontown Hospital Auxiliary, and was the treasurer. She helped facilitate the thrift club ran by the Uniontown Hospital Auxiliary which gave back to the community. Betty enjoyed organizing and planning the Hospital's Auxiliary Gala every year. It was a black tie affair that she and many others looked forward too. She always was looking for a bargain and was frugal and thoughtful with any purchase. Betty cooked amazing meals and always from scratch. She always had the best advice: when planning a meal no matter the size always decide on what you will have for dessert first.


Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory, Her great nieces and nephew: Jennifer L. Shaddon and husband Gary of Boles, Arkansas and Jeffrey H. Cabe and wife Angel of Waldron, Arkansas. Betty is also survived by two great great-neices: Vanessa Lamproe and husband Jim of Rudy, Arkansas and Katelynn Medlin of Waldron, Arkansas. two great great-nephews: James Shaddon and wife Kristan of VanBuren, Arkansas and Kyler Cabe and great great great-nieces and nephews: Brylynn and Eli Lamproe of Rudy, Arkansas; Jaxton and Evie Shaddon of VanBuren, Arkansas; Taylynn and Jaxton Medlin of Waldron, Arkansas; Taylor Medlin and many additional loved ones.


Betty was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, John G. Stefan of Waldron, Arkansas; her parents, George and Alice Wagner; her sister, Virginia E. Wagner; one brother and sister-in-law: George and Wilma Wagner; one nephew Richard S. Wagner and one niece Wilma Cabe and husband Bill.


Betty's life celebration and interment will be Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in the Birdsview Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.


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