Family Login:

Keith Raymond Stephens

Obituary for Keith Raymond Stephens

October 21, 1948 - November 23, 2020
Conowingo, Maryland | Age 72


Keith Raymond Stephens, age 72, of Conowingo, MD passed away November 23, 2020. He was born on October 21, 1948 in Dundalk, MD to the late Russel Stephens and Marie Stephens (Komornik).

Keith was a self-taught musician that could play blue grass and gospel music. His musical talents included the mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, song writing, and vocals. He was fortunate enough to have met and play instruments with Ola Belle Reed. Keith loved and collected Lionel trains. He also loved the train gardens and admired the big steam engines. Keith was a jokester and loved his kids dearly. He also worked for the Girl Scout camp in Conowingo and used to own the "Country Critters" pet store in Rising Sun, MD. Keith served our nation as a service member of the Navy.

Keith is survived by his wife of 8 years, Darlene O. Stephens; daughter, Nikki Stephens-Sipes and her husband Doug of Cheyenne, WY; daughter, Jennifer Stephens of Cheyenne, WY; daughter, Darlene Midcap of Elkton, MD; son Jeff Messinger of Erie, PA; son, Vern Messinger of Elkton, MD son, Peter Messinger of Elkton, MD; daughter, Jamie Messinger of Elkton, MD; sister, Candy Sammons-Davis; twin-sister, Karen Severns; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Keith is preceded in death by his 1st wife, Sondra Stephens; brother, Bill Stephens; and daughter, Penny Messinger.

A celebration of Keith's life will be held 11:00AM at Church of the Nazarene, 2626 Jacob Tome Memorial Hwy, Colora, MD 21917. Family and friends may begin to visit on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. To send online condolences, please visit

Recommended Local Florist

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
Please enhance this tribute to Keith by adding your memories and photos.

Arrangements By

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number