STOVER, Orville 1921-1999
STOVER, ALLEN, CLARK
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 13:31:32
Orville Linn Stover, 78, of Conrad, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at his home under the care of Hospice and his family.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 23 at Alice Church of God rural route Conrad with the Rev. James Snare officiating. Burial was in Alice Union Cemetery. Committal services were conducted by the Conrad American Legion Post #681.
Orville was born Jan. 5, 1921, at the home of his parents, Claude Everette and Anita Faye (Allen) Stover, north of Conrad. He attended a one room school at the age of four through his primary years and graduated from Conrad High School in 1937 at the age of 16. He served in the Army Air Corp in World War II as a fighter pilot trainer instructor, commissioned as a first lieutenant.
He married Marjorie Grace Clark on Dec. 14, 1947, in Marshalltown and moved to the homestead north of Conrad where Orville was currently farming. As a young farmer and pilot, Orville was a member of the Flying Farmers organization. He was a lifelong member of Alice Church of God where he served as trustee, deacon, elder and president of the church board. Orville was also a charter member of the Conrad American Legion Post #681.
Marjorie and Orville were parents to their five daughters and also three of Orville's deceased sister's children. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; five daughters, Bonna (Mrs. Steve) Powell of Bettendorf, Pamela (Mrs. Richard) Kline of St. Michael, Minn., Lynette (Mrs. Thomas) Keefe of Cedar Falls, Diane (Mrs. Richard) Rolston of Conrad and Janet Stover of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Maxine Jensen of Sioux City; a brother, Leo Stover of Eugene, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Howard and Bernice Peters; three brothers, Merle, Gale and Lyle; a granddaughter, Angela Reece; and son-in-law, Parris Reece.
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