September 3, 1955 - February 9, 2020
Susan Nadine Stoops, 64, was born September 3rd, 1955 in Mountain View, Missouri. She passed from this life February 9th, 2020 in at Cox South in Springfield, Missouri after a long battle with cancer. Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Dona Groves; her father, Roy Groves; and her brother Samuel Groves. She is survived by her son Zachary and his wife, Brandy; her daughter Rebecca and her husband Josh, and her daughter Amanda; her grandchildren Brianna, Caitlin, Zane, and Isabella; her sister Enid; her nieces Michelle and Krista; great-nieces, Jordan and Piper; and her opinionated cats, Beau and Dolly. She graduated from Rogersville High School and later completed her Associates Degree at OTC, where she was inducted into the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa. She retired in 2013 after working for Shoney’s for more than twenty years. She was an avid plant whisperer, expert pie baker, part-time family historian, occasional artist, amateur origami specialist, Victorian dreamer, and collector of all things that sparkle. She loved nature and kept a beautiful flower garden that was frequented by all manner of wildlife. Though she resented the bird seed eating squirrels, she enjoyed the birds and her porch visiting groundhog. Her favorite visitors were her hummingbirds that came back to her yard each year to her delight. She was a walking encyclopedia of flora and fauna and could identify a plant with a single leaf and a bird at a glance. Her favorite place to vacation was Florida. She loved collecting seashells from the beaches and visiting Walt Disney World with her family. She was intensely loyal and loving, and her family was always her top priority in life. As a mother, she taught her children she was their best friend, how to be good parents, the importance of faith, and unconditional love. As a grandmother, she taught her grandchildren that the prettiest flowers bloom when they are loved, the truest magic is found in yourself, the proper usage of a space heater, and to always have courage and be kind. Her infectious laugh was unforgettable, and she laughed often and loudly. She could find joy in the smallest things whether it was a handwritten letter or just a simple sunny day. She loved fiercely and was never afraid to speak her mind, especially when she knew she was right. If she loved you, you never questioned for a minute that she did. Services will be held Monday, February 17th, 2020 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Springfield, Missouri at 11:00 a.m., with reception immediately following. Graveside services will then be held at Pleasant Hope Cemetery in Pleasant Hope, Missouri. Arrangements are under the care & direction of Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks at www.bcfo.org.
Susan Nadine Stoops, 64, was born September 3rd, 1955 in Mountain View, Missouri. She passed from this life February 9th, 2020 in at Cox South in Springfield, Missouri after a long battle with cancer. Susan was preceded in death by her mother,... View Obituary & Service Information
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