Mary Laura Stepp

  • BORN: September 20, 1923
  • DIED: August 23, 2017
  • LOCATION: Tipton, Indiana

Mary Laura Stepp, age 93, of Tipton, IN died Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at her home with her family at her side.

She was born September 20, 1923 at Bowling Green, Kentucky to Benjamin Harrison and Edna B. (Bracken) Sowders.

Mary was a homemaker and who greatly enjoyed interacting with her family, and they attested to the fact she was a great cook. She also enjoyed sewing and quilting and was a member of the Sew and Tell Quilt Club at Arcadia, IN and the Round Table Quilt Club at Tipton, IN.

She was a member of West Street Christian Church and the Women of the Moose, both at Tipton, IN.

She was first married to Mansfield Adamson, then to William Spears and lastly to Emmit Stepp. They all preceded her in death.

Surviving her is a son: Eldon Adamson of Waynesville, NC, daughters: Joyce Cline, Judy Parker, and Billiann Wilham all of Tipton, IN, a sister: Ruth Coning of Frankfort, IN, 12 grandchlldren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Cody Kaiser, daughter: Nancy Kellog, sisters: Irene Bracken, Mattie Greathouse, Christine Pruitt and Bertha Raines, brothers: Herman Sowders, Hubert Sowders, Raymond Sowders and Benjamin Harrison Sowders, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at West Street Christian Church, at Tipton, IN with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery also at Tipton. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. You may send condolences at

  • August 25, 2017
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel
  • 209 W. Jackson St
  • Cicero, IN 46034
  • (317) 984-3614
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Funeral Service
  • August 26, 2017
    10:30 AM
  • West Street Christian Church
  • 132 N West St
  • Tipton, IN 46072
  • (765) 675-7421
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“ Mary Stepp was my cousin's mother-in-law and very dear to me. She most likely had her share of heartache yet still had this uplifting quality of joy...Read More »

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