Helen Melvina Stough
Helen Melvina Stough, 83, of Brazil went to be with her Lord at 8:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006.
She was born March 30, 1923 in Terre Haute, Indiana as the daughter of John E. and Clara Reffett Dickerson. She was united in marriage to Andrew Franklin Stough September 26, 1941. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher for several years and where she and her husband had held many offices in the church. She was a Past Matron of the Center Point OES. She enjoyed bowling, designing clothes, quilting, crocheting and gardening. She had been employed at several different areas firms including the Mendenhall Pharmacy, Standard Food, Hayes Brothers Grocery and the Wind Breaker plant in Brazil. She was a wallpaper hanger and she was a well know seamstress who operated her own sewing business.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Andrew; five sisters, Mary Myers, Ethel Milner, Kathryn Dickerson and Ruby Fick; six brothers, Russell, Everett, Oscar, Jim and two infant brothers.
She is survived by three sisters, Ann Hurton of Ft. Myers, Florida, Geneva Reese and Charlotte Snyder both of Brazil; two sons, Richard Stough and John Stough and his wife Rita all of Brazil; and one daughter, Bonnie Schultz and husband Gerry of Brazil.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Gary Kevin Schultz and wife Pam, Jeff Stough, Neil Stough and wife Tiffany, Jona Dye and husband Rich, Jenny Knox and husband Brent, Mark Schultz and wife Sara, Ryan Stough, and Mendy Litz and husband Shane, and 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 -- 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Alstott officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Union UMC Window Restoration Fund. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.