Velma Lucille Golden Stover

Velma Lucille Golden Stover, 83, of Weston, passed away on Sat., May 18, 2019 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born on November 4, 1935 in Linn, WV, a daughter of the late Jesse David and Cora Emma Hitt Golden.

On August 13, 1952 Velma married the love of her life, Roy Gaylord Stover. Together they shared nearly fifty wonderful years of marriage and the joys of raising their eight children.

Forever cherishing their memories of Velma are four sons: Ted Stover and wife, Jama, of Morgantown, Calvin Stover and Rodney Stover both of Weston, and Jennings Stover and wife, Suzi, of Morgantown; three daughters: Karen Sprouse of Weston, Ellen Keesecker of Anmoore and Lisa Stapleton of Valley Chapel; ten grandchildren: Makeiska Harris and fiancé, Danny Lipscomb, Cediena Harris, Laura Ashcraft and husband, Aaron, Maria VanTiflin and husband, Ray, Mark Stover, Jill Shiddell and husband, CJ, Shannon Wolfe and husband, Cody, Daniel Stapleton, Zachary Keesecker, and Chandre Stover; nine great-grandchildren: Zerica Harris, Malachi Harris, Anhelita Gaeta, Jaide Osborne, Trinity McHail, Natalia VanTiflin, Scott Shiddell, Will Ashcraft, and Giada Ashcraft; two great-great-grandchildren: Jermaine Webster and Levi Spencer; several nieces and nephews; friend and niece, Shirley Dennison of Ohio; and a friend she loved as her  own child, David Peters of Burnsville.

In addition to her parents and husband, Velma was preceded in death by one son, Clayton Stover; two brothers: Hobart and Clifford Golden; four sisters: Beulah “Nellie” Bennington, Irene Parmer, Pauline Golden, and Regina “Jean” Woofter; and two sons-in-law: Gary Sprouse and Chris Stapleton.

Velma worked as a health aide at Weston State Hospital for 16 years before dedicating her time to her home and her family. She treasured her family and loved every minute she spent with them. Velma also enjoyed reading and watching classic television shows. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Rock Grove Baptist Church in Linn, WV. As an animal lover, Velma grew close to her daughter’s dog, Shortstop, when they spent time together. Her own two pups, Penny and Patty, have now been reunited with her in Heaven. Velma had a great sense of humor and will be missed immensely by all that knew her.

Family and friends gathered at Rock Grove Baptist Church in Linn, WV, Tues., May 21, 2019. Funeral services were held Tuesday with Reverend Russell Furr officiating. Interment followed at the Rock Grove Cemetery in Linn.

We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Velma Lucille Stover. Online condolences may be expressed at


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