Arlene R. Stover

arlene stover
Arlene R. Stover, age 99 of New Hampton, IA, formerly of Oelwein, IA died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at New Hampton Care Center. Arlene Ruth Stover was born January 14, 1912 to Jess and Lucy (Bond) Platt in Aurora, IA. As a child Arlene moved with her family to Oelwein where she graduated from Oelwein High School. Arlene worked as a clerk in the Variety Store in Oelwein and also taught tap dancing. On December 19, 1937 she was united in marriage to Walter Stover at the First Baptist Church in Oelwein. Later the couple moved to New Hampton where Arlene was employed with JC Pennys, Frasier Studio, Powells Variety Store and the Sunrise Nursing Home in Fredericksburg, IA as a Certified Nurses Aid. Arlene was a member of Harvest Church in New Hampton where she taught Sunday school for 56 years. She enjoyed making favors for the Chickasaw Centre and the area Nursing Homes, spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren, as well as traveling. Arlene is survived by her son, Lee (Marilyn) Stover of New Hampton; her daughter, LaVonne (Paul) Pleggenkuhle of Frederickburg, IA; her grandchildren, Gary (Ann) Stover, Lori (Randy) Nosbisch, Michael Stover, Pat (Sue) Pleggenkuhle, Lena (Mike) Heit, Rick (Sandy) Pleggenkuhle, Tim (Michelle) Pleggenkuhle and Tony (Kari) Pleggenkuhle and her 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter on October 21, 1963; her brother, Vernon Platt and two infant twin sisters. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Service: Funeral services for Arlene will be 2:00pm on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Harvest Church with Pastor Rod Ankrom and Pastor Dave Byrd officiating.

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  1. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. LOVE leaves a memory no one can steel…So So true Our sympathy to Arlene’s family
    Our Love,
    Roger & Margo

  2. LaVonne, Paul, and all the family of Arlene Stove. Deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Remember all the memories. She’ll live on in those happy times.

  3. Lavonne, Paul, Marilyn, Lee and families.

    We are sorry to hear of Arlene’s death. She had a full and interesting life. She loved to make the favors for the senior citizens and various other groups. She was a cheerful person and had a pleasant smile. May her memories give you comfort and know that she is at peace with the Lord. You have our sympathy. Geri & Lloyd

  4. Lee and LaVonne, I was saddened to read about your mom’s death. Our mom’s surely lived for many years. i always told mom i was still learning from her. I can remember your family at First Baptist Churchin New Hampton. Your mom was a tiny lady, but had a big friendly smile. God bless you and the memories of your mom.

  5. Dear Lee, LaVonne, and Families, Roger and I send our love and prayers to you at this time.Your Mom was a very special “Lady” and much loved. Rog remembers your Dad and Mom fondly. So sorry we can not attend your Mom’s services but will have you in our thoughts and prayers. We will see Arlene again in Heaven with our Lord!

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Arlene. Seems like she lived a full life. We are sure your family has many wonderful memories of her. At times like this the Bible comforts me so much. Jesus said in John 5:28&29 there would come a time when those in the memorial tombs would hear his voice and come out. This would also be at a time when Revelation 21:3&4 says there will be no more tears, pain or death. This would all happen when God’s Kingdom comes, the same kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for in the Lord’s Prayer. What a wonderful prospect for Arlene and all those in the memorial tombs now. We express our deepest sympathy. We hope you find comfort in this time of loss.

  7. To Lee,LaVonne and Families……Arlene has now joined the other hosts of Saints in Heaven to be a Guardian Angel for us who remain behind. She lived a very full and rewarding life with her family and loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers of support go out to you now in this time of your loss of a very special family member!

  8. Dear LaVonne and family, we are so sorry for your loss – it is never easy to lose a parent. I will always remember Arlene’s generosity & enthusiastic spirit of giving! Her crafts / tray favors were enjoyed by many patients at Mercy-New Hampton. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Francie & Steve Crawford & Charlie Vickers

  9. We have many good memories of visits with Arlene when we would return to New Hampton to see Dad and Mom Stapher! We would try to visit Arlene each time… Climbed the stairs to her apartment downtown many times… She always perked us up, and we would try to do the same for her too… She will be missed by all, I’m sure! Our prayers are with you all as you celebrate her life!

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