Paula Janelle Stephens

Resthaven Funeral Home

Paula Janelle Stephens

Paula Janelle Stephens went to her eternal home on July 16, 2021, in Shawnee, OK. She was born May 28, 1949 in Shawnee, OK to Ernest and Leona (Weese) Mankin. She graduated from Meeker High School in 1967 and graduated summa cum laude from OBU with a degree in Sports Medicine.

She married Robert D. Stephens on November 14, 1966, in Chandler, OK. They had three children together.

She worked as a supervisor of phlebotomy, pathology and labs at the VA Hospital. Once Paula retired, she enjoyed spending time in the garden and with her grandkids.

Paula was a member of the Aydelotte Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Leona Mankin; and brother and sister-in-law Mikeal and Jackline Mankin.

She is survived by her husband Robert Stephens; son Eric Stephens and wife Stefanie of Shawnee, OK; daughter Angela Goode and husband David of Roland, OK; son Craig Stephens and wife Erika of Meeker, OK; brother Jerry Mankin and wife Sharron; sister Debra Watson and husband Dennis; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 nieces and 6 nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 4-8PM at Resthaven Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10AM at Aydelotte Baptist Church.

Posted online on July 19, 2021