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Emma Lou Stover, 89, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Friend and Christian. Emma was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her family, church and friends, and of course, the Chiefs, Royals and Cardinals
Emma was born to Emma and Herman Seifert on Nov 28, 1933 at their home in Wooldridge. She was the youngest in her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings; Lucille (Clovis) Smith; Gertrude (Donald) Huebbe; Otho (Bonnie) Seifert; Loretta (Marshal) Rainsbarger; Lloyd (Bonnie) Seifert. Emma married Cecil W. Windsor, Jr in 1951 and Cecil died in 1959. Emma married Bill Sedgwick in 1966 and Bill died in 1976. Emma married Huber Stover in 1978 and Huber died in 1988. Emma was also preceded in death by a daughter at birth, Janey and her oldest daughter Linda Windsor.
Emma is survived by her children Rick (Cindy) Sedgwick; Darlene (Robert) Smith; Letha (Bob) Scott; Jackie (Jerry) Cockrell; Valorie Windsor and Teresa Windsor. Also by Huber’s sons – Huber Lee; Gary; Billy Jack and Leslie Dean Stover. Emma has 14 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-great Grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Emma was a life-long member of Pleasant Grove Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was baptized, confirmed and married there and shared many joyful moments throughout her life with her church family. Emma trusted, believed and had full faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is celebrating with Him and all those who have gone before her in Heaven.
Emma worked at various businesses and factories in the area, but her most recent job was as a door greeter at Walmart. She enjoyed seeing people and friends she knew and being able to get an update on their lives. Emma enjoyed music and dancing, embroidery and quilting, playing cards, working with flowers and plants, but most importantly spending time with loved ones. Emma was a joy and light to all who knew her. She was kind and compassionate and always had a generous spirit. She will be missed, but we’re celebrating the joy and memories she provided to all of us.
Services for Emma will be at Howard Funeral Home, Boonville, MO.
Visitation Service – Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 1-3pm
Funeral Service – Monday, March 6, 2023 at 11am with a visitation prior at 10am
Burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery with a meal to follow at Eagles Lodge, Boonville.
The family suggests memorials to:
The Food Bank of Central and NE Missouri
Zion Lutheran School in Lone Elm