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Hilma Stover

September 3, 1937 — June 25, 2022

Hilma Annette Stover, 84, of Bluff Springs, IL, died Saturday, June 25, 2022 at McDonough District Hospital.

She was born September 3, 1937 in Lake Mills, IA, the daughter of George and Hilma Thompson Kilen. She married Loren Stover on November 24, 1959 in Lake Mills and he survives in Bluff Springs.

Also surviving are three children: Dr. Pamela Stover of Toledo, OH; Alan Stover of Hot Springs, SD; and Jeff Stover of Rushville IL; as well as three grandchildren: Kate (husband Dr. Jack) Canter and Jake Stover of Macomb, IL; and Aspen Stover of Hot Springs, SD; one great-grandson, Benjamin Canter of Macomb; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters: Alice Kingland, Grace Beiser, Ruth Johnson, and Doris Bjorklund; and one brother Gordon Kilen.

Hilma graduated from Lake Mills High School in the class of 1955. She then worked for the REA in Thompson, IA. After marriage, the Stovers moved to Michigan before deciding to relocate to a smaller area to raise their family. After arriving in Beardstown, Hilma quickly became known as the Cake Decorator. She made hundreds of cakes and taught many students the art of cake decorating. Hilma was a homemaker who took the responsibility of raising her children to the highest regards. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown, where she served on many boards and was the office secretary for over 20 years. She was a member of Rainbow Garden Club, the Edgewood Night Homemakers, and was the leader for the Sunshine Susies 4-H club. She volunteered for the Cass County extension and fair for many years. Hilma and Loren loved to travel and made it to all of the states except Alaska. She was artistic, crafty and a joy to be around. Her family was her life, and she will greatly be missed by all those who loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, June 30, 2022 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown, IL Burial will be in Oetgen Cemetery in Beardstown. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Mrs. Stover’s services will be streamed live on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

Memorials have been suggested to First Evangelical Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left online atwww.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory

515 S State St, Beardstown, IL 62618

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

301 W 4th St, Beardstown, IL 62618

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