Avenell Stover

Avenell Stover

1932 - 2023

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Obituary of Avenell Stover


November 15, 1932 - May 13, 2023 

Avenell Stover.  Age 90 of Wyandotte.

Beloved wife of Preston Stover.  Loving mother of Steve (Lynne) Stover, Randy (Kim) Stover, Vickie Stover (Tom Chase), Scott (Holly) Stover, and Sherry (James) Schneider.  Dearest grandmother of Marisa Stover (Dallas Cavazos), Meghen (Jeff) Glowacki, Chelsea Stover (Seth Zumstein), Dallas Stover (Mikayla Hilton), Madison (Nick) Switzer, Madelyn Stover, Austin Sash, Amy Beaudry (Steven Helton), Nick Schneider and Daniel Budzyn.  Dear sister of Ron Stapleton and Rosie Adkins.  Also survived by 7 great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her mother Lilly Potter and siblings Terry Stapleton, JoAnn Caudill, Paul Potter, Dave Stapleton, Tony Spears and Della Ferguson.

Family Tribute ~ 

In Loving Memory of Avenell

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Avenell, a beloved wife, treasured mother, doting grandmother, and steadfast friend. Avenell's life was a testament to compassion, perseverance, and undying love. She devoted herself to the well-being of others, serving her family with unwavering dedication and care. Her impact was felt far beyond her immediate circle, touching the lives of many in her community.

The seeds of Avenell's extraordinary life story were sown in the 6th grade when she first crossed paths with Preston. With her striking coal-black hair, she made a lasting impression on him, a bond that flourished into a lifelong companionship. Their life together was rich with love, shared laughter, and a faith filled walk dedicated in service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Avenell was a dedicated Sunday school teacher for over 30 years and orchestrated many plays at 7th Street Freewill Baptist Church in Ecorse, MI. 

Despite her initial trials in the kitchen, Avenell blossomed into a remarkable cook, known far and wide for her delicious chicken and dumplings, her specialty banana pudding, and the uniquely delightful potato candy.

An early testament to Avenell's vibrant character was her job as a roller skating car hop, a role she embraced with enthusiasm and grace. Not only did this reflect her spirited nature but it also underlined her strong work ethic, a trait she carried throughout her life. Her high school days were brightened as she led the parade as a majorette, her passion and energy illuminating every event she graced.

Avenell's ability to care for others knew no bounds. Her heart, always filled with compassion, led her to many acts of kindness. Her home was often filled with the aroma of home-cooked meals, prepared not just for her family, but for anyone in need. One such memory that stands out is her encounter with a homeless man, where she didn't just offer him money but also a chance for a warm meal, urging her son Steve to drive the man to the nearest restaurant. 

As a mother and grandmother, Avenell poured her heart and soul into her family. Her children were her pride and joy, but the love she had for her grandchildren was simply unparalleled. She was their biggest cheerleader, their confidante, and the source of countless hugs and homemade treats. 

Outside the home, Avenell was a dedicated and reliable employee, respected and admired by her colleagues. Her diligence and commitment to her work were evident in everything she undertook.

One of Avenell's most endearing passions was her love for yard and garage sales. Her eyes would light up at the sight of a good bargain, and she couldn't resist the thrill of a sale, even if it meant a detour on family trips to West Virginia. These moments of joy, found in the simplest of pleasures, encapsulated her zest for life.

Avenell was a beacon of kindness, love, and good-heartedness. She cherished her family above all else, and her actions were always guided by their best interests. Her legacy, built on love, generosity, and innumerable moments of joy, will continue to inspire everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

As we mourn the loss of this incredible woman, we also celebrate her life – a life filled with love, service, and the nurturing of countless hearts. Our deepest condolences go out to Preston, their children, grandchildren, and the vast network of lives that Avenell touched. May we find comfort in the memories she left behind, and may her spirit continue to guide us in our daily lives.





2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Molnar Funeral Homes - Nixon Chapel
2544 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States


11:00 am
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Molnar Funeral Homes - Nixon Chapel
2544 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States


Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery
32163 West Huron River Drive
Flat Rock, Michigan, United States