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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:25 am

Stephen M. Lilley, age 37, of Frankford, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, with Rev. Paytie Hinch and David Rubemeyer officiating.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana.  Visitation was held Tuesday from 4 p.m.  until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Stephen was born July 14, 1977 in Louisiana, the son of Richard Thomas and Vickie Beth Stephens Lilley.
Survivors include his mother, Vickie of Frankford; brothers Tom and wife Charlotte Lilley of Louisiana and Mike and wife Barbara Lilley of Monroe City; uncles and aunts Bob and Lorraine Stephens, Sonny and Julie Stephens, and Peggy Hall; several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, who passed away November 25, 1977; grandparents Russell and Evelyn Stephens and Ralph and Frances Stone.
Stephen grew up and lived most of his life in Clarksville before moving near Frankford for the last seven years. He liked making pot holders, key chains, and magnets, with his proceeds going to Relay for Life.
He volunteered at the Pike County Memorial Hospital for several years, where he was named Auxilian of the Year for the state of Missouri in 2010.
He had worked at Hardee’s as a greeter and also worked at Country View Nursing Facility, helping in the kitchen and with laundry.
Stephen was very kind hearted, never meeting a stranger.  He was loved by everyone and enjoyed scaring people.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Louisiana, where he attended services every Sunday.
Serving as pallbearers will be Rob Stephens, Adam Rubemeyer, David Parr, Alex Parr, Ryan Parr, and Ben Jeans.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Steve Condon, Paul Rosenburg, Russell Stephens, Ed Stephens, Allan Bolton, John Murr, Roger Milligan and Dave Shumaker.
Memorials may be made to Pike County Home Health and Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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