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Mildred Stovall

Mildred E. (Schambron) Stovall, 88, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Wednesday, March 23, after suffering from several prolonged health issues.

Mildred was born to Willie and Minnie (Gilbert) Schambron Oct. 13, 1922, on a farm north of Lincolnville. At an early age, her family moved to town, where she attended Lincolnville public schools and graduated from high school in 1940.

She worked in Newton for a short time and then worked at Star’s Drug Store in Peabody. During World War II, she worked at Cessna Aircraft.

In July of 1944, Mildred met the love of her life, Bill Stovall. They were married Dec. 28, 1944, before Bill left for Europe during WWII. Upon his return from overseas, they lived in Oklahoma City for a short period. They then moved to Wichita where they made their home and started their family.

They had two children, a son, William Joe (Bill), and a daughter, Susan. After Mildred’s youngest child began school she worked at Boulevard State Bank as a teller for five years. She then went to work at General Motors Acceptance Corporation as a cashier, where she worked until her retirement in May of 1981.

During that time, they lived in Goddard for 10 years. In 1977, they moved to a farm in rural Augusta where they continued to live.

Throughout the years, she enjoyed being involved in church groups and organizations. Mildred spent her retirement years doing chores on the farm, baking cookies and candy, gardening and canning, tending to her flower gardens, and embroidering and making quilts.

Mildred’s greatest joy was always her husband of 66 years, her children, and her grandson. For those who knew and loved her, Mildred will always be in our memories and forever in our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Minnie Schambron; her sister, Helen Olenberger; and brother, Ollie Schambron.

Her husband Bill of the home, son William Joe of Augusta, daughter Susan Hughes and her husband Rob of Rose Hill, and grandson Cody Hughes and wife Gretchen of Ft. Worth, Texas, survive Mildred. Numerous relatives and friends also survive her.

Visitation was Sunday at Baker Funeral Home in Valley Center. A graveside service was Monday at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name with Peabody United Methodist Church, 403 Sycamore St, Peabody KS 66866.

Last modified March 30, 2011

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