Cheryl Lee Stephens, 44, homemaker and teacher

November 24, 2003

Cheryl Lee Stephens, 44, homemaker and teacher

Lee Stephens, a minister's wife and homemaker who taught at Arlington Baptist School in Baltimore, died of ovarian cancer Wednesday at her home in Cumberland. She was 44.

Cheryl Capobianco was born and raised in Woodlawn. She graduated from Woodlawn Senior High School in 1977.

After graduating with honors from Frostburg State University in 1982, she went to work briefly as a teller at Sharon Savings and Loan in Baltimore County. She then taught first grade for several years at Arlington Baptist School in West Baltimore.

She married Mickey Stephens, an independent minister, in 1983.

The couple moved to Ohio and then to West Virginia, where Mr. Stephens served as a minister.

They moved to Cumberland in 1994, where Mr. Stephens became pastor of Grace Memorial Church.

Mrs. Stephens enjoyed teaching Sunday school and vacation Bible school, and organized children's programs, nursing home visits and spiritual retreats.

Services will he held at 1 p.m., today at Centre Street United Methodist Church, 217 N. Centre St., Cumberland.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Joshua Stephens and Micah Stephens, both at home; her parents, Rocco and Ella Capobianco of Woodlawn; two sisters, Corinne Giannulo of Catonsville and Leslie Stark of Woodlawn; two brothers, Cliff Capobianco of Ellicott City and Steven Capobianco of Timonium; and several nieces and nephews.

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