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Edna L. Van Cleave Stovall

Edna L. Stovall, 92, passed away July 23, 2007. Edna was born July 24, 1914, in Meeker, to Emmert and Leona Van Cleave. Edna graduated from Rio Blanco High School at the age of 15. She worked in the Meeker Public Library and the Golden Rule Store. Edna advanced to kitchen supervisor after taking required college courses and retired as a dietary supervisor in 1983.She married Fred N. Johnson July 24, 1932. They were divorced in 1956. In 1957, Edna married W. E. (Ernie) Stovall. Ernie and Edna moved to Grand Junction in 1984 and lived there until Ernie died in 1990. Edna moved to Rifle in 1991, and lived in Senior Housing. In September of 2006, Edna moved into the E. Dene Moore Care Center.Edna had many loves including books, books on tape, cooking, country music (especially Mel Tillis), coconut cream pie, pinochle, volunteering, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, and all her family and many friends.Edna is survived by children Verla Perry of Sunnyvale, Calif., Fred (Betty) Johnson of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Warren (Fay) Johnson of Reno, Nev.; son-in-law Jim (Dorothy) Stoneman; 11 grandchildren, including Lee and Judy Martens of Rifle; 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-granddaughters; and many friends, including Peggy Wood who was always by her side as a helper.Edna was preceded in death by her second husband; and daughter Nellie Stoneman. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Rifle Senior Center. Lunch will be provided. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to E. Dene Moore Care Center Activities Fund, 701 E. Fifth St., Rifle, CO 81650 or the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave., Rifle, CO 81650.


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