Wannah Kay Stephenson, 70, of Franklin Furnace, died peacefully Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at home surrounded by her great-grandchildren. She was born March 6, 1949 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Harold Hicks, Sr. and Ethel Leona Eidenour Hicks.
Wannah loved to play bingo and spend time watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Ralph Edward Stephenson, whom she married Nov. 26, 1966 in Portsmouth, preceded her in death June 7, 2007.
Surviving are three daughters, Bobbie Jo Lyons of Franklin Furnace, Consuelo “Dee” (David) Kritzwiser of Wheelersburg and Winona (Daniel) Kritzwiser of Portsmouth; her brother, Harold Hicks, Jr. of Wheelersburg and her sister, Connie Copley of Franklin Furnace; 11 grandchildren; Tiffany Whitt, Sinead Walters, Jonda Miller, Jesse Lyons, Madison Howard, Sammy Howard, Daniel Kritzwiser, Justin Kritzwiser, David Kritzwiser, Dalton Kritzwiser and Ashlee Howard; 12 great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Aryian & Memphis Bennett; Callie Lyons, Allison, Bella & Wyatt Kritzwiser; Brooklynn, Braxton, Peyton & Remington Howard, and Brooklyn Browning; and her best friend, Sharon Stevens of Portsmouth.
Wannah was also preceded in death by her daughter, Tammie Walters; and two sisters, Geraldine Scott and Rita Wooten.
Graveside services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth.
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