Shirley Ann Stover, 82, of Toledo, Wash., passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Wash. Shirley was born December 26, 1938, in Electric City, Wash., to Herman Dietrich and Rosa Mary Magdalena (Schmidt) Miessner.
Her family moved to Mossyrock, Wash., then to Chehalis, Wash. Shirley was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in her youth, and graduated from Chehalis High School in 1957. She married her sweetheart, Robert Eugene Stover in that city on June 14, 1957. She and Robert moved to Toledo in 1962, making their home there. Shirley worked at IFA Tree Nursery, now Weyerhauser, as a reforestry technician, and later, at National Frozen Foods as a cannery worker.
Shirley was a loving and generous wife, mom, grandma, and friend. She loved playing BINGO at Forest Grange, at one point going 3 times a week! Other favorites included watching ‘her’ hummingbirds, gardening, crocheting and knitting Afghans, cross stitching, and baking.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1982; her son, Robin Stover; and her parents.
Shirley is survived by her son, Mike (Kelli) Stover; daughter Stephanie Stover; daughter in law, Nancy Stover; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister Norma (Curt) Mettler; and numerous nieces and nephews.