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Freda Stover

Funeral service for Freda J. Stover of Jackson, was held Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at 10 a.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The Rev. Brian Anderson and the Rev. Chris Peltz officiated. Interment followed in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Freda, 89, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at the Monticello House in Jackson surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 28, 1931, in LaForge, daughter of Aubrey Lee and Beulah Robinson Glidewell. She and Herschel “Doc” Stover were married Jan. 10, 1949, in Tunica, MS. He passed away Sept. 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 three years, member of the Mary Bible Class for ladies, WMU, bereavement, finance and personnel committees, and a 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 and Rob and Carol Stover, all of Jackson, a daughter and son-in-law, Sharyn L. and Terry Strack of Jackson, six 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 and 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.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Crossroads Fellowship Church or to Alz-heimer’s Association.

To send online condolences to the family, visit then click on the tribute wall 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.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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