Gloria Jean Stephens, age 60 of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Gloria was born January 14, 1953 to Franklin L. and Jean (Golland) Stephens in Logan, Iowa. Gloria loved listening to music and enjoyed being around family and friends. Gloria was a loving daughter and sister. When Gloria was younger she like being outdoors while the family was gardening. Gloria was preceded in death by her father: Franklin Fuzzy Stephens. Survivors include her mother: Jean Stephens of Missouri Valley, Iowa and sister: Cheryl Funk and husband James of Missouri Valley, Iowa, nephew; Jonathan Weihs and wife Gisselle of Surf City, North Carolina. In addition many aunts, uncles and cousins. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship to the church after the committal service. In Loving Memory Of Gloria Jean Stephens Born January 14, 1953 Logan, Iowa Entered Into Rest December 31, 2013 Missouri Valley, Iowa Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2014 St. Patricks Catholic Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Celebrant Father Mike Berner Musician Lyle Waterhouse Music Selection Be Not Afraid On Eagles Wings Final Resting Place Rose Hill Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa Heavens Very Special Child By Edna Massimilla A meeting was held, quite far from earth Its time again for another birth Said the Angels to the Lord above, This special child will need much love Her progress may seem very slow, Accomplishments she may not show And shell require extra care From all the folks she meets down there. She may not run or laugh or play Her thoughts may seem quite far away In many ways she wont adapt, And shell be known as handicapped. So lets be careful where shes sent We want her life to be content Please, Lord, find the right parents who Will do this special job for You. They will not realize right away The leading role theyre asked to play But with this child sent from above Comes stronger faith and richer love. And soon theyll know the privilege given In caring for this gift from Heaven. Their precious charge, so meek and mild Is heavens very special child.