Margaret Carol (Tredway) Stover, 85, longtime Parsons resident, died at 4:48 A.M., Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Labette Health. Her death was unexpected.
She was born July 9, 1936, north of Erie, a daughter of Roy Thomas and Margaret Lee (Coover) Tredway. She attended school at Parsons and graduated from the Parsons High School and the Labette Community College in 1985 with a Respiratory Therapy certification degree. She was employed at the former Rainbow Drive Inn from 1952 – 1953, the Sally Ann Bakery from 1953 – 1954, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. from 1954 – 1958 and the Illinois Southern Bell Telephone Co. from 1958 – 1959. She worked as an operator from 1960 – 1962. She also worked at Olson’s Grocery and Bakery from 1972 – 1973 and Rooster’s Bakery from 1973 – 1976. She was later employed at the Labette County Medical Center in the Respiratory Care Department as a therapist from 1981 – 2001.
On Sept. 17, 1955 she was united in marriage to Pat Stover at Parsons. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2011.
She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. She volunteered with Just Another Tuesday dinner at the church, Monday Lunch Bunch, was the Vacation Bible School Director and did other volunteer work within the church. She also volunteered with Celebrate Recovery at the church. She was a past president and lifetime member of the Washington Elementary PTA. She was also a past president and had served as treasurer of the Jaycee Janes and was the area coordinator of the Arthritis Drive. She was a member of the Diabetes and Alzheimer’s support groups and was co-coordinator. She was a member of the Parkinson’s support group of Coffeyville. She was a member and past president of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was a member of the AARP. She also belonged to the American Association of Respiratory Care. Her hobbies included acrylic art painting, gardening and scrapbooking. She also enjoyed playing with her grandchildren.
Survivors include: three sons – Myron D. Stover, and his wife, Su, Parsons, David L. Stover, and his wife, Maria, Parsons, Clinton D. Stover, Parsons; one daughter – Gaylene Swayze, and her husband, Rocky, Erie; nine grandchildren – Jamie Collins, Parsons, Cameron Collins, Parsons, Chelsey Buntin, and her husband, Chris, Altamont, Jared Swayze, and his wife, Kim, Erie, Shanna Swayze, Altamont, Ryan Stover, and his wife, Amber, Altamont, Andrew Stover, Parsons, Angeliah Stover, Parsons, Samantha Stover, Parsons; seventeen great-grandchildren – C.C. Collins, Parsons, Scott Collins, Kansas City, KS, Monique Stover, Altamont, Raimi Buntin, Altamont, Brenden Collins, Pittsburg, Colten Collins, Pittsburg, Sage Buntin, Altamont, Tommy Stover, Parsons, Sawyer Buntin, Altamont, Parker Stover, Parsons, Hadley Swayze, Erie, Nova Pearson, Parsons, James Stover, Altamont, Thea Swayze, Erie, Dior Martinez, Parsons, Lincoln Buntin, Altamont, Becca Swayze, Erie. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Faith United Methodist Church with Pastor Claude Shue officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 Sunday afternoon at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Faith United Methodist Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.
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