Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Sedalia, with Rev. Francis O'Donnell and Rev. Ted Burden officiating. Pallbearers will be David Lake, Dave Hagebusch, Mike Smethers, Bruce Gabriel, Ron Cunningham and Mike Dawes. Honorary bearers will be Phil Bishop, Tom Klein, Jim Edwards, Ralph Huff, Ned Monsees, Ron Lane and the deacons of First Baptist Church in Sedalia. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Bothwell Hospice, First Baptist Church or Susan O'Brien Fischer Cancer Center, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
Born Dec. 22, 1928, in Malta Bend, he was the son of the late Ray and Stella Mae (Faris) Stober. On Feb. 18, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mary Millam, who survives of the home. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening and hunting. He served as an ordained Baptist deacon for sixty years and gladly served the Lord throughout his life. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sedalia. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Deborah Orr and her husband, Dennis, of Warrensburg, Gregg Stober and his wife, Jana, of Blue Springs, Brad Stober and his wife, Grace, of Lumberton, N.J., Dianne Stober and Ben Slocumb of Fort Collins, Colo., and Trent Stober and his wife, Jennifer, of Columbia; one sister, Daphene Lockard of Branson; four brothers, Morris Stober and his wife, Helen, of Sweet Springs, Paul Stober and his wife, Sarah, of Sweet Springs, Donnie Stober and his wife, Jackie, of Valley View, Texas, and Scott Stober and his wife, Linda, of Leeton; one sister-in-law, Louise Stober; eleven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Stober; and one brother, Dwayne Stober.
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