Mrs. Mary Stephenson Harden, 73, of the Montford Cove Community, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 while at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Born in Buncombe County on December 12, 1946, she was born to the late Ben Gather Morris and Lucille Temple Morris.
An only child, Mary grew up on a dairy farm and received several awards for her cattle. She enjoyed cooking, and she loved to read. She worked for many years as an Operating Room Technician for Pardee Hospital. A member of Mountain View Church for most of her life, she truly loved the Lord and her family.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband, Willard M. Stephenson.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 20 years, Lyle Harden; two children, Denise DeHart (Ronald) and Dale Stephenson (Royale); ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; her canine companion, Lou Lou and her feline companion, Misty.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion. The family will receive friends one hour prior, from 2:00 to 3:00. Burial will follow at Mountain View Church Cemetery in Black Mountain.
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