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STOVER, Mae 1865–1939


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/12/2013 at 11:26:28

Mrs. J. M. Stover Buried at Alice Saturday P.M.

Mrs. Jerry M. Stover, a long time resident of Conrad, died early Wednesday morning, March 29, 1939, at the age of 74 years. She was born Mae Hughes on September 21, 1865 near Topeka, Kansas. Wile still a small child she moved with her parents to Lanark, Ill. As a girl of 12 in 1877, she came to Conrad to live with an aunt, Mrs. Thomas Bradford, and had been a resident of this community from that time.

On January 20th, 1887 she was united in marriage to Jerry M. Stover. To this union three children were born, all of whom survive their mother. They are Glenn and Florence, both of Mount Vernon, Washington and Arline, Mrs. Oliver Reece of Conrad. Mrs. Stover was a member of the Methodist church and for years was active in its service and in the community.

Besides her children she is survived by her husband, five grandchildren and by one half-sister who resides in New York.

The funeral was held at the Conrad Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. R. A. Hallett, pastor of the church in charge. Mrs. Ben Frederick and Mrs. Clyde Newton sang and Miss Evelyn Stevens presided at the piano. Pall bearers were Merle and Orange Stover, Floyd Stevens, Kermit Wilhelm, Clarke Brindle and Jesse Lynch. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Clarke Brindle, Mrs. Orange Stover, Mrs. Jesse Lynch and Miss Clara Strickler.

Burial was made in the Alice cemetery.

Relatives from a distance who attended the services included Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Stover and Miss Florence Stover of Mt. Vernon, Washington; Mrs. Ralph Blackman and Belva Wallace of Waterloo and Mrs. Ivan Dayton of Ames.

Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.


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