Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

November 7, 2013

Minnie Viola Stocker


The Daily Iowegian

---- — Minnie Viola Stocker, 108, of Moravia, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.

She was born the daughter of George and Lizzie (Adams) Irelan on Dec. 6, 1904 in Appanoose County near Moravia. She graduated from the Moravia High School in 1924.

On Dec. 22, 1925 Minnie was united in marriage to Elvin Stocker in Ottumwa. They farmed together for many years near Moravia. She was a member of the Unionville Legion Auxiliary in Unionville, Iowa.

In death, she joins her parents; husband, Elvin Stocker; son, Bobby Stocker on Aug. 20, 2009; her daughter, Helen Lou Burton on Oct. 26, 2009; her five brothers and four sisters.

Minnie is survived by: her daughter, Shirley Sherwood and her husband, Bill of Milo; grandchildren, Kristin Toombs and her husband, Tim of Indianola and Mark Sherwood and his wife, Jayne of Milo; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with the Rev. Carl and Sharon Heien officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery south of Moravia. Visitation will be held on Thursday before the services at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the activity fund at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville and left or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Stocker family at this time and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.