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Fred R STUMBO

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Fred
February 11, 1889 - December 20, 1976

*Obituary
The Springdale News
Wednesday, December 22, 1976

Fred R. Stumbo, 87, Gravette, died Dec. 20 in Gravette Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1889, in Round Grove, Mo., he was owner and operator of Stumbo Greater Show associated with Outdoor Amusements. He was well known throughout the Midwest where he operated his carnival in conjunction with county and state fairs. He operated a grocery store in Webb City, Mo., until 1925 when he started in show business and continued throughout the rest of his life, taking the show on tour in the summer and fall of 1976. He moved to Gravette in 1940 and was a Member of Gravette United Methodist Church, Bethel Masonic Lodge, Gravette Order of Eastern Star and was a 32nd degree and Scottish Rite Mason in Joplin, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sue Meadow Stumbo of the home; one son, Ralph Stumbo, Grove, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Glenn Gorder, Joplin, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, Joplin, Mo.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Gravette United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.W. Feagan officiating. Graveside Masonic rites will be conducted in Hillcrest Cemetery, Gravette, and burial will be under the direction of Callison-McKinney of Gravette.

Sue
April 14, 1917 - September 2, 2013

*Obituary
Benton County Daily Record
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BENTONVILLE — Susie Elizabeth (Meadows) Stumbo, age 96, of Bentonville, formerly of Gravette, died Sept. 2, 2013, at Bradford House Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bentonville. She was born in Adair County, Okla., on April 14, 1917, to the late Noah Arthur and Jennie (Freeman) Meadows.

She married Fred Stumbo at age 19 and together they owned and operated amusements and concessions. After Fred's death, Sue worked at Gravette Manor Nursing Center as a nurse, nurse's aide, activity director and as the social services director.

She was a caregiver to those in need. She enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens' Activity Center in Gravette and doing her many volunteer duties. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Gravette, a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and did many activities for the Gravette Museum.

Survivors include a nephew, Paul Leigh Davidson of Bentonville; niece, Betty Hutchinson of Bentonville; one great-nephew, Eric Hutchinson of Bentonville; two great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew. She is also survived by step-granddaughters, Pat Stumbo of Joplin, Mo., Sally Wallace of Alvin, Texas; two step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Stumbo; and sisters, Lorene Stoltz and Inola Davidson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Gravette. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Gravette.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, should be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Bentonville.

Contributed on 7/14/08 by judyfrog
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Record #: 36274

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Submitted: 7/14/08 • Approved: 8/5/17 • Last Updated: 8/8/17 • R36274-G36274-S3

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