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Freda J. (Glidewell) Stover

November 28, 1931 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 89)


Freda J. Stover, 89, of Jackson passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Monticello House in Jackson surrounded by her family.

She was born November 28, 1931, in LaForge, Missouri, daughter of Aubrey Lee and Beulah Robinson Glidewell. She and Herschel "Doc" Stover were married January 10, 1949, in Tunica, Mississippi. He passed away September 28, 2005.

Freda was an active member of First Baptist Church in Jackson for several years; serving as a 6th grade Sunday school teacher for 21 years. She taught a ladies Sunday school class for 3 years, member of the Mary Bible Class for ladies, WMU, bereavement, finance, and personnel committees, and a Vacation Bible schoolteacher for 46 years. She transferred her membership to Crossroads Fellowship Church upon the church's opening, serving from 2003 to 2012 on the bereavement committee and member of the Psalms Bible Study Group. Freda was a member of the Byrd's Creek Neighbor Club for several years.

In 1956, she and Hershel purchased the farm that they raised their family on, she took pride in the farm and helping Hershel. Her desire was to stay on the farm if she could, and her family made sure of that, carrying out her wishes up to her last days. Her home was always open for anyone who was passing by; she enjoyed providing a snack or meal while visiting with family or friends. Freda always greeted others with a big smile. She was always giving something of herself to others. Freda will be missed by the many that she touched.

Loving survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Karen Stover, Rob and Carol Stover, all of Jackson, a daughter and son-in-law, Sharyn L. anTerry Strack of Jackson.

Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Ryan Strack, and wife Tabetha, Andy Stover, and wife Amelia, Tammy Stover, Sarah Goodwin and her husband Mike, Shelly and her husband Jeff DeVore, Shannon, and her husband Kevin Tucker, seven great-grandchildren, Sylas Strack, Sawyer Goodwin, Whitney Goodwin, Addie Stover, Lane Stover, Mady Tucker, and Libby Tucker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, her parents, an infant son, Jerry Lynn Stover, two brothers, and three sisters.

Visitation will be Monday, September 27, 2021, from 4 pm to 7 pm in Chapel A at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 10 am, at the funeral home, with the Revs. Brian Anderson and Chris Peltz officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Crossroads Fellowship Church or to Alzheimer's Association.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit McCombs Funeral Home website at; then click on the TRIBUTE WALL tab of Freda's personal obituary.
Traditional gifts, cards and contributions may be sent to the family at McCombs Funeral Home, Inc. c/o Freda Stover, 640 West Independence Street, Jackson, Mo 63755.


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Public Viewing
September 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Funeral Service
September 28, 2021

10:00 AM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Graveside Service
September 28, 2021

11:15 AM
Russell Heights Cemetery
435 S. Farmington
Jackson, MO 63755


Crossroads Fellowship Church
4400 E. Jackson Blvd, Jackson MO 63755

Alzheimer's Association- St. Louis
9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis MO 63122
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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