Lapidus, Josephine

Josephine Lapidus, 71, of Morenci, Mich., died Dec. 13, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.

She was born Aug. 5, 1938, in  Adrian, Mich., to Stanley and Luella (Morgan) Stevens. She was employed by Martin Marietta for 16 years.

Josephine is survived by her step-father, John Stevens of Adrian; a son, Donald Lapidus of Palmyra, Mich.; three daughters, Hope Hansen of Morenci, Debbie Nunez of New Mexico and Luann (and Sam) Sanderson of Morenci; two brothers, Clifton Stevens of North Carolina and Stanley Ray of Adrian; two step-sisters, Donna Moyer and Beverly Gregory, both of Canandaigua, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.

At Josephine’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. A graveside service is scheduled at noon Friday, Dec. 18, at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian.

Arrangements were handled by Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian.