STOVER, Addie E. 1860-1932
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Date: 9/3/2015 at 22:27:05
Mrs. Addie E. Stover
Addie Crouse, daughter of Jacob and Martha Crouse, was born on the family homestead near Albion, Iowa, Sept. 23, 1860, and died at Davenport Feb. 22, 1932, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 29 days.
She lived at the home of her parents until her marriage with Oliver E. Stover Feb. 10, 1892, following which they made their home on a farm 5 miles north of Conrad. They lived in and about Conrad until the death of Mr. Stover, which occurred June 28, 1926. Since then she has made her home with her son Homer in Davenport.
There remain to mourn her departure and to cherish her memory three sons: Homer of Davenport, Guy of Grundy Center, Ray of Whitten, 13 grandchildren, three brothers, E. S. Crouse of Burlington, Charles Crouse of Los Angeles, Calif., and H. S. Crouse of Mazomania, Wis., three sisters, Mrs. Ida Stover of Havelock, Iowa, Mrs. J. W. Beckley of Mountain View, Calif., and Mrs. S. G. Houghton of Marshalltown, and other relatives and many friends.
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Conrad, having been received by letter from the Presbyterian church in Albion, Iowa, Feb. 11, 1912.
It is said of her that she was kind and helpful in every possible way. She broke the alabaster box of human kindness and tender sympathy, the perfume of which shall linger long after her departure.
"She gathered up the sunbeams lying all about her path,
She kept the wheat and roses, casting out the thorns and chaff;
She scattered seeds of kindness for her reaping by and by:
What a reaping hers must be!"
Four elements seem to characterize the life of this good woman: 1. Her love and unfailing devotion to those of her household; 2. Her large ability for gaining and keeping friends; 3. Her belief in and devotion to the church; 4. Her interest in the general welfare of the community.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 March 1932, pg 5
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