Arlene R. Stover
January 14, 1912 ~ March 16, 2011
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.