Marjorie Stovesand

Obituary Notice


Marjorie Stovesand, age 76, of Stuttgart, died Saturday, August 28 at Stuttgart Regional Medical Center. She was born August 21, 1928 to the late Claude C. Brown and Vida Mae Dockery Brown. She grew up in Stuttgart and attended Stuttgart High School. Margie was married to Ed Stovesand on December 13, 1944 and this union has lasted over 59 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald, Stoy C., Lloyd and Buster Brown. Her loving husband Ed survives her as does her daughter Claudia Hogue (Jerry) of Fayetteville and her son Jay Stovesand (Debbie) of Carlisle. Four grandchildren survive her, Melissa Broadhurst of Fayetteville, Jason and Eric Stovesand of Carlisle and Erin Stovesand of Fayetteville. In addition she is survived by three great grandchildren, Hannah Neyens of Fayetteville and Meyah and Aden Stovesand of Carlisle. Margie is also survived by one devoted sister, Vida Marie Ruff of Stuttgart who has shared her home with Margie and Ed for the past twenty three years. Two special friends, Katie Heien and Glynadean Thomas, both of Stuttgart also survive her as do many other relatives and friends.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker and in earlier years had worked at Hartley Flying Service, Grant's Liquor Store and Weaver's Liquor Store.

The family will be at the Ruff home at 501 East 6th in Stuttgart. Memorials are requested to the Stuttgart Agricultural Museum, St. John's Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the chapel of St. John's Lutheran Church, 5th and College Streets in Stuttgart. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 31 at St. John's Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Lone Tree Cemetery. 

Register Book

  • To all of Margie's Family, Our deepest sympathy, I, Jane, grew up at Bayou Meto, living next to the Brown Family. Margie, Vida Marie, and I had lots of good times together, as well as their brothers and my brothers and sisters. Margie will be greatly missed. God bless you all.
    Guy and Jane Hahs
    Stuttgart Arkansas 
  • Charles B Shannon 
    O'Fallon Missouri
  • Vida, we'll keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Donna and JR Herring 
    Casscoe, Arkansas
  • Rikki Wright 
    Stuttgart, Arkansas
  • Thomas and Kay Shannon Kennedy 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • A wonderful and very fun lady. She will be missed.
    Tammy Wilcox 
    Casscoe, Arkansas
  • Our sincerest sympathy, love, and prayers.
    Jerry and Martha Hill
    Mountain View, Arkansas
  • All of us are going to miss you so much, and we know that God has made a special place for you in his Kingdom. We love you and hope that Uncle Ed, Claudia, Jay and the entire family find comfort in God's unending love in times ahead. Your nephew and niece, 
    Johnny and Paula Ruff
    Stuttgart, Arkansas 
  • Jay, Claudia, and Ed, I was very saddened to learn of Marjorie's passing. It was good growing up with Jay and your family in the '60's...the memories are unforgettable. My prayers are with you all.
    David Conley 
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Claudia, Mother and I are thinking of you and your family. we both have very fond memories of your Mother. I hope your family is doing okay. It's incredible how long your Mom and Dad were married. I'm sure he'll be lost . I can't be at the service as I have Jaine in chemo but I would love to see you later tomorrow if you aren't going right back to fayetteville. If I miss you, I'll write later. Love and Prayers -  
    Judy (Bolls) Henry and Margaret Bolls
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Jason K. Johnson
    Conway, Arkansas 
  • Our prayers are with you. You will be greatly missed.
    Lemiles Owens
    Mayflower Food Store
    Stuttgart, Arkansas
  • Hannah and I are gonna miss you so much Grandma, but now we have a guardian angel watching over us. I love you very much.
    Melissa Broadhurst 
    Fayetteville, Arkansas