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11/17/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lois Stump Rowell

Lois Stump Rowell
(d. 15 Nov 2010)

Radford High School Class of 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   There is still more sad news this Wednesday.     Lois Stump Rowell, mother-in-law of Lennie Alger ('70) of VA, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2010 at home in Yorktown at the age of 84.

 From the Daily Press - 11/17/10:

           Lois Stump Rowell


YORKTOWN - Lois Stump Rowell, 84, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.

Lois was a native of Radford, Va., and was a 1943 graduate of Radford High School. She moved to the Peninsula in 1945 where she met the love of her life, GW, to whom she is now joyfully reunited with, in Heaven. She dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest passion was her family.

Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years, George William Rowell; two brothers, Everett Stump Jr. and Clarence Stump; and a sister, Nancy Ann Stump Creasy.


 Lois Stump Rowell

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Schell and her husband, Wayne of Yorktown, Debra Alger and her husband, Leonard of Poquoson and Karen Woodward and her husband, Brian of Yorktown; two brothers, John Henry Stump of Radford, Va., Ambrose Stump of Illinois; a sister, Elise Brinkley of Chesapeake; six grandchildren, Barclay Schell and his wife, Rebecca, Melissa Stark and her husband, Richard, Kelli Alger and her fiancé, Steven Francisco, Bradley Rowell Alger and his wife, Brittany, Hayden Rowell Woodward and Camden Woodward; and three great-grandchildren, Amber, Elijah and Carsyn.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Grafton Christian Church with the Rev. John Falk officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Amory Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from
November 17 to November 18, 2010.
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November 17, 2010
Lois was such a loving woman and she'll truly be missed. Our sincerest condolences to all the family.
Rick & Laverne Helmstutler

November 17, 2010
A truly graceful and gracious person. Her legacy and kind spirit lives on in the remarkable goodness of her family members.
- Jay & Samar Helmstutler

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Rowell's family and their friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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