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Stephen D. Queen


Stephen Dean Queen died unexpectedly in a tragic accident on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the age of 34.

He is survived by parents, Earl Dean and Shirley K. Queen, and twin brother, John Philip Queen, all of Circleville; sister, Stephanie Joy Queen of Grandview, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Kathryn E. Ulman of Sebring; paternal grandmother, Hannah E. Queen of Whitehall; as well as multiple aunts, uncles and cousins.

Stephen was born of missionary parents on Jan. 29, 1982, in Lae, Morobe Province of Papua, New Guinea, to Revs. Dean and Shirley Queen. He attended SIL Ukarumpa boarding school and graduated from Logan Elm and Pickaway-Ross Vocational School. His goal was to finish schooling in aviation mechanics.

He was currently working for Med Cart Works repairing medicine carts and was on his way to a job when the accident occurred and took his life.

Stephen was gifted mechanically, always helping family, friends and neighbors by fixing things. He was always a conscientious worker and was awarded multiple times as employee of the month and year.

Stephen had a deep faith in God, was a committed Christian and had a heart for worship. His favorite pastor was Rev. Lonnie Potts and his favorite music was Bethel music.

Stephen was well loved and highly esteemed by all who knew him and will be sadly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union, 436 E. Ohio St., Circleville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Wellman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal