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DeLeah Marie Holsten

February 22, 1931 — November 11, 2016

DeLeah Marie Holsten, age 85, of Stover, passed away Friday evening, November 11, 2016, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover with her family by her side.
She was born February 22, 1931, in Stover, the daughter of Fred and Mathilda Fischer Kipp. She was baptized March 11, 1931, and confirmed April 18, 1943, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stover. The confirmation verse chosen was Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
She was a 1947 graduate of Stover High School. As a young woman DeLeah waited tables at Johnson’s Corner restaurant located west of Stover, where she caught the eye of a young man named Mervin Holsten. They were married on June 3, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
She was a homemaker, busy raising her four children and working alongside Mervin on their farm. Quality Christian education was important to DeLeah, so for 17 years she was a cook at the St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Stover, enjoying the time she could spend with the school children.
DeLeah was a lifelong, faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and until her health recently failed her, she was active in the LWML.
She was an accomplished seamstress, sewing bridesmaids’ dresses for family and friends, making keepsakes for her grandchildren and when called upon, creating costumes for the school play. DeLeah enjoyed being outdoors, tending to her garden and then canning its bounty after harvest. However, the time she could spend with her family was what she cherished the most.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Mervin, along with four children and their spouses, Connie and Dean Eckhoff of Cole Camp; Jerry and Cathy Holsten of Florence; David and Yvonne Holsten of Stover and Cindy and Eddie Kiesling of Stover; seven grandchildren, Yolanda Fisher and husband Darrick, Joseph Holsten and wife Stephanie, Schuyler Holsten, Alex Holsten, Caleb Eckhoff and wife Joanna, Codi Eckhoff, and Chase Kiesling, six great grandchildren, Rhett, Wade, and Dane Fisher, Abby and Emily Holsten and Gage Eckhoff, two sisters and a brother-in-law, Valeta Kipp of Stover and Elsie and Eldon Harms of Cole Camp; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
DeLeah was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mabel Witte and Helen Kipp and a brother-in-law, Raymond Witte.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stover with Pastor Gerald Kurka officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Stover.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran School.


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SERVICES Visitation

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Stover 204 W. 3rd St. Stover, Missouri 65078

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran School in Stover.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:30 AM

St. Paul's Lutheran Church- Stover 407 E Third St Stover, mo 65078


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