|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1924|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 2013|
Stella M. Stookey, age 89, passed away June 3, 2013 at Villa Campana in Tucson.
Mrs. Stookey was born January 22, 1924 in LaMonte, Missouri to Edward B. and Mary A. Coon.
Mrs. Stookey moved to Tucson in 1971 and then to Green Valley in 2007 where she was a member of the Green Valley Community Church. She had been an administrative assistant at Pima Community College where she also received her Associates Degree. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa there. She had also worked in personnel at WABCO in Indianapolis and for Copley Newspapers in California.
In 1989, Mrs. Stookey was named the ABWA El Sol Chapter's "Woman of the Year." She had been a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of True Kindred and White Shrine. She was also a "red-hatter." She enjoyed her friends, including her life-long friend, ballroom dancing, painting, sewing, her yard, and basketball. She was a rabid Arizona Wildcats fan!
Mrs. Stookey is preceded in passing by her parents, daughter, Pamela Joy Ford, her husband, Merl Stookey , and her brothers, Burl and Hobert Coon.
Mrs. Stookey is survived by her daughter & spouse ,two granddaughters; her sister; four nieces and one nephew; and her much-loved dog, Kismet.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the Animal League of Green Valley,or the donor's favorite charity.Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery is handling arrangements with interment in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
The full relationship between Mr. Ford & Miss Coon is still yet undermined, but this part is clear Pamela Ford was born from this union. (Stella & Carroll is confirmed via two Funeral Home records )
Edward Burl Coon (1890 - 1958)
Mary Ann Berryman Coon (1891 - 1958)
Carroll Lee Ford (1919 - 2004)
Pamela Joy Ford (1948 - 1958)*
Hobert Doyle Coon (1921 - 2001)*
Stella M. Coon Stookey (1924 - 2013)
Note: Was cremated in Arizona, ashes transported to Kansas & placed in daughters grave in Bonner Springs Cemetery
Bonner Springs Cemetery
Plot: As of 30 Sept 2013 / No headstone in place - Section L, Lot 023, Grave 03
Created by: Member #47614207
Record added: Sep 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117293648