10:00 a.m. Tuesday February 19, 2019 at Mount
Pulaski Christian Church
11 a.m. Tuesday February 19th at the church
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
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,
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 and Lisa Brown of Mount
Pulaski; grandchildren: Karla Newton of
Edwardsville, Patrick (Vicki) Newton of Wentzville
MO, Tim (Julie) Milner, Kara (Jeremy) Davis of Mount
Pulaski and Clayton (Alicia) Brown of Mount Pulaski;
step children: Jeff, Ben, and Kathy Stephens, one
niece Cynthia Hill of Elgin, 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 Mount Pulaski Historical Society and Museum,
Mount Pulaski Christian Church since 1934, wrote two
genealogy books, was a member of VFW #777 Auxiliary,
volunteered at the Mount 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 Mount Pulaski Christian Church
with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be one
hour prior to service. Burial at Mount Pulaski
Cemetery will follow the service.
Memorials may be made in Waneta’s name to Mount
Pulaski Christian Church, Humane Society of Logan
County, or Mount Pulaski Historical Society.
Services have been entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski.
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