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John E. Stebbins

October 14, 1950 - January 30, 2021

He loved a good meal and the friendships gained around the dinner table.

HARTSVILLE – John E. Stebbins, 70, passed away at home on Saturday (Jan. 30, 2021).

John was born on Oct. 14, 1950 in Wellsville to Alfred Duane and Mary L. “Eadie” (Dunham) Stebbins. He was a 1969 graduate of Northern Potter High School.

“Mulie”, as most of his friends called him, worked on a farm for much of his life. He worked on the Rodney Lane Farm in Harrison Valley, Penn. for many years. He also was a farm laborer for Harvey Stebbins Farm and Fitzpatrick Poultry Farms, both in Whitesville.

John is survived by two granddaughters, Paige Stebbins and Lilly Deaton; two brothers, James (Connie) Stebbins of Wellsville and Dean (Darlene) Stebbins of Whitesville; one sister, Vickie Stebbins of Elkton, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Burton L. Stebbins; a sister, Elaine Robbins; and a great niece, Lindsay Marie Stebbins.

Mulie started his life as a “miracle baby.” He was born four months premature and at 2 pounds 2 ounces, surprised most experts by his stubbornness to defy the expectations. His nickname served him well for his life on the farm. John was happy-go-lucky and loved taking a good joke as well as dishing one out. He loved a good meal and the friendships gained around the dinner table.

In his free time, John enjoyed playing cards and was a very good bowler. He played in many tournaments and more than held his own.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, John’s family will hold a Celebration of Life at his brother’s tavern, Just One More in Shongo, at a date and time to be announced later. Burial will take place in Whites Corners Cemetery in Harrison Valley, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.

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