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Obituary for Martha Stover

Ponca City Now - May 18, 2017 3:30 pm

Martha Joan Stover

July 16, 1938 – May 16, 2017

Martha Joan Lallman Stover, age 78, longtime resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Ponca City.

A memorial ceremony to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ponca City with Reverend Robert Montgomery officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Martha was born on July 16, 1938 to John Lallman and Evelyn Starkey Lallman in Eureka, KS. She was raised in various towns in Kansas before graduating High School in Great Bend. Following high school, Martha graduated from Arkansas City Junior College. On November 22, 1958, she married the love of her life, Lawrence “Larry” Stover, having celebrated 55 plus years before his passing. They settled in the Ponca City area before spending 6 years in England from 1969 through 1975. Upon returning to the United States, the family made their home in Ponca City again. Martha and Larry were both active in the First Presbyterian Church. Martha’s heart was that of a servant, she volunteered much of her time helping others. Whether it was Meals on Wheels, the Mother’s Club, the Red hat Society, or Peachtree Landing, she loved helping others. When she wasn’t actively volunteering, she enjoyed shopping, reading, playing bridge, traveling domestically and internationally with Larry, collecting antiques, or watching and cheering on Kansas State and Houston Rockets basketball.

Survivors include her cherished sons: Brad Stover and wife Trina of Amarillo, TX, Doug Stover and wife Sarah of Ponca City, sister Margaret Thompson of Oklahoma City, Brother Eugene Lallman of Texarkana, TX, grandchildren: Rachel Stover of Ponca City, Hannah Rowlett and husband Jake of Ponca City, Erika Stover of San Angelo, TX, and Cameron Stover of Amarillo, TX. Martha was preceded in death by her beloved husband Larry, parents, brothers Jack and Donald as well as her sisters Marjorie and Marilyn.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels c/o Trout Funeral Home, First Presbyterian Church, 1505 E. Grand Ave., Ponca City, OK 74604 or the American Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 www.alz.org.

Source: Trout Funeral Home