Hilma Annette Stover

September 3, 1937 – June 25, 2022

Hilma Annette Stover, 84,  Bluff Springs, Ill., passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at McDonough District Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 30,  at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beardstown, Ill. Burial will be in Oetgen Cemetery, Beardstown. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at Colwell Memorial Home, 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.
Hilma was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Lake Mills, the daughter of George and Hilma Thompson Kilen. She married Loren Stover, Nov. 24, 1959 in Lake Mills. 
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.   
She is survived by her husband, Loren, Bluff Springs, Ill.; three children: Dr. Pamela Stover, Toledo, Ohio; Alan Stover, Hot Springs, S.D.; and Jeff Stover, Rushville Ill.; three grandchildren: Kate (husband, Dr. Jack) Canter and Jake Stover, all of Macomb, Ill.; and Aspen Stover, Hot Springs, S.D.; one great-grandson, Benjamin Canter, Macomb, Ill.; 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.  


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