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Gladys Marie Stumbo
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Obituary for Gladys Marie Stumbo

Gladys Stumbo, age 94, of Boone and the Eastern Star Masonic Home, died January, 8, 2017 at the Boone County Hospital.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery southwest of Boone.

Gladys Marie (Smith) Stumbo was born in Forest City, Iowa on August 15, 1922, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Peterson) Smith. She attended Forest City Central School and continued her education at Northwestern Bible School in Minneapolis, MN.

On January 13, 1942, Gladys married Arnold Stumbo in Grant City, Missouri.

Over the years, Gladys worked at the F.W. Woolworth Store and Randy’s Frozen Meats both formerly in Boone. She and Arnold farmed southwest of Boone. Gladys enjoyed wallpapering and painting, gardening, raising chickens, baking pies, making homemade ice cream and watching fireworks on the 4th of July, family reunions in Forest City and especially enjoyed Sunday coffee with her sons.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Lloyd Smith, Harold Smith, Glenn Smith, Merle Smith; three sisters, Lucille Myhre, Melba Stumbo, Anna Mae Snyder and one grandson Dan Sesker.

Gladys is survived by four sons Dean Stumbo and wife Jan, Jerry Stumbo and wife Judy, Marvin Stumbo and wife Mysty, and Larry Stumbo and wife Deanna all of Boone; two sisters, Frances Cole and Dorris Johnson, sister-in-law, Evelyn Smith; eight grandchildren, Kim (Bill) Benshoof, Kevin (Jodie) Stumbo, Steve (Colette) Stumbo, Scott (Traci) Stumbo, Amie Stumbo, Brian Stumbo, Tom (Maddy)Sesker, and Jennifer Sesker; 16 great grandchildren one great-great grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Wednesday from 3 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.
Visitation continues Thursday from 8 a.m. until service time.

In memory of Gladys, memorial may be directed to the family

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036


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