Brenda Stephens, 58, Zinn’s, Park Place diner waitress

By on May 23, 2012

Brenda Faye (Carles) Stephens, 58, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Ephrata Community Hospital after a long fight with various illnesses. She never gave up and was ready to go to her Lord.

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Esta (Summers) Carles and was the wife of the late Richard W. Stephens Jr., who passed away in 2008.

A member of First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, Brenda lived for her kids and grandkids and loved going shopping. She was a graduate of Cocalico High School and had worked as a waitress for Zinn’s Diner and Park Place.

Brenda is survived by a son: Dustin Stover, of Lancaster; a daughter: Lenette, wife of Jesse Althouse, of Ephrata; and three grandchildren: Kayde, Alise and Kendra Althouse.

Funeral services were held on May 21 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Craig Snow officiating. Interment was held at Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brenda’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements were made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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