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Marilyn Hart Stephens

Marilyn Irene Hart Stephens

Dec 6, 1937 - Feb 18, 2020
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Dr. Marilyn Irene Hart Stephens, 82, of Damascus, Maryland, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Northampton Manor Health Care Center in Frederick, MD.

Born on December 6, 1937, in Toledo, OH, she was the beloved daughter of Dr. Edward Elmer Hart and Ermenie (Meyers) Hart. Marilyn was preceded in death by her brothers, Dr. Edward Hart, Jr. and Courtney Hart.

Marilyn graduated from the University of Toledo and obtained her doctorate degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She began her medical career at her father’s former medical office on the corner of City Park and Wabash in Toledo, OH. After a few years she and her family moved to Huntington, PA where she opened a private practice. Later the family moved to State College where she practiced at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA and Geisinger Medical Center, Philipsburg, PA. She ended her medical career when she retired from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

Marilyn was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, at the University of Toledo. She was also a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the American Cancer Society and the NAACP. She was a legacy member of the Study Hour Club.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband: Donald E. Stephens, Sr. She is survived by her loving daughters, Julie M. Stephens-DeValle (Adam DeValle) of Damascus, MD and Rochelle Rodgers of Toledo, OH and sons Dr. Donald E. Stephens of Arizona and John L. W. Stephens of Fredrick MD and her sister, Rose Marie Parker of Toledo, OH.
She is also survived by her cherished granddaughters Cheyenne Stephens, Nyah DeValle, and Amaris Rodgers, grandsons Colton and Caden DeValle, Richard Rodgers Jr. and Reed Julien Benson and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A., 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702.

A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Martin de Porres, 1119 West Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606 on Saturday the 7th of March at 11 am. A viewing will be held at 10 am prior to the service with her final resting place at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Martin de Porres Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at https://www.staufferfuneralhome.com/ in Frederick, MD or the House of Day, https://www.houseofday.com/ in Toledo, OH.
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Service Details

  • Service

    March 7, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    March 7, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Martin Deporres
    Address
    1119 W. Bancroft St.
    Toledo, Ohio 43606
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  • Interment

    March 7, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    March 7, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    1502 W. Central Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43606
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Posted at 04:16pm
MARILYN AND I WENT TO ST. BENEDICT GRADE SCHOOL AND CHURCH. GOD BLESS YOU MARILYN AND KEEP YOU SAFE ON YOUR JOURNEY WITH OUR LORD GOD. GOD PLEASE PROTECT HER FAMILY. I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU IN OVER 55 YEARS. MOST OF THE FRIENDS THAT WE GREW UP WITH OR ATTENDED SCHOOL TOGETHER ARE GONE TO BE WITH OUR LORD.
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