Stovall services


January 28, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Funeral services for former Neosho Falls resident Elsie L. Stovall of Iola, whose death Wednesday was reported in Thursday’s Register, will be at 10 a.m. today at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola. Chaplain Lloyd W. Houk will officiate.

Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery in Neosho Falls.

Elsie was born March 9, 1910, on a farm located between Neosho Falls and Le Roy, the daughter of Ira and Minnie (Schaede) Murray. She graduated from Le Roy High School and taught in country schools before marrying Francis C. Stovall on July 14, 1940.

They made their home on a farm near Neosho Falls and she worked for the post office in Neosho Falls. He died on March 2, 1972. In 1975, she moved to Iola where she worked in the laundry department for a couple of nursing homes before she retired.

Elsie enjoyed cooking and being outdoors. She was a member of Neosho Falls United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She attended First Baptist Church after moving to Iola.

She is survived by a daughter, Norma Riley and her husband, Rick, Iola; a sister, Mae Marie Lewis, Topeka; three grandchildren, Dan Riley and his wife, Dody, Lamar, Mo., Travis Riley and his wife, Nikki, and Lisa Tice and her husband, Cody, Iola; and five great-grandchildren, Skyler, Danielle, Hayden, Ethan and Caleb with one on the way.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Warren, Robert and Albert Murray, and a sister, Eva Whitely.

Memorials to Neosho Falls United Methodist Church may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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