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Ida "Sissy" Margaret Stowers

July 12, 1938May 21, 2020

Ida M. “Sissy”, nee Carkuff, Stowers, 81, of Collinsville, IL, born July 12, 1938 in St. Louis, MO, passed away May 21, 2020 in Lebanon, IL.

Mrs. Stowers retired from Stifel in 1999 as a Name and Address Clerk after 15 years of dedicated service. She also worked in the childcare department at the Tri-County YMCA. In her free time, Ida loved to bowl with her husband, Chuck, and also enjoyed sewing and embroidery. Above all, her greatest enjoyment came from her grandchildren, whom she loved very much!

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, James F. and Ida M., nee Copling, Carkuff; a brother, James “Bubby Carkuff; a sister, Mary Kay Dorchincez; and three brothers-in-law, Larry Colyott, Bob Hoskins, and Mike Dorchincez.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charles “Chuck” Stowers, whom she married January 23, 1960; a son, Charles R. (Laura) Stowers; three daughters, Terry Mize; Peggy (Ron) Meier; and Karla (David) Boyd; ten grandchildren, Theresa (Kevin) Beck, Sam (Corrine) Mize, Trevor (Nicole) Mize, Grey Stowers, Adam Stowers, Will Stowers, Alex (Samantha) Pool, Margaret (Brad) Gordon, Sean Boyd, and Kristen Boyd; twelve great-grandchildren; four sisters, Thelma (George) Friemann, Judy Colyott, Anita Carkuff, and June Hoskins, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Vitas Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com

Service: Due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, a private service for family only will be conducted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11:00 am. The service will be streamed live, which may be viewed by logging into Facebook and searching Lake View Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens,

Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


  • Charles "Chuck" Stowers, Husband
  • Charles R. (Laura) Stowers, Son
  • Terry Mize, Daughter
  • Peggy (Ron) Meier, Daughter
  • Karla (David) Boyd, Daughter

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  • Vitas Hospice
  • Alzheimer's Association


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Ida "Sissy" Margaret Stowers

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May 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Ida and Chuck when I married their nephew. She always had such a beautiful smile and enjoyed coming up to the farm and visiting with us and all the animals. I shared 30 years with a very loving and wonderful person and she will be missed greatly. Take care of yourself Chuck and love to you both. May the angels watch over you during this difficult time.

Peggy Allred

May 24, 2020

Ida was a great neighbor,co worker and carpooler for many years. I’m so sorry for your loss. The old neighborhood will not be the same. Peggy

Dennis Moriset

May 23, 2020

I will always remember how kind she was to all the kids I being one of them

Pat Hultz

May 22, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I know all to well the loss of a parent with Dementia. God Bless you all and keep you.

Debra Wessel

May 22, 2020

I used to work close to Ida. She was such a nice person and she had a wonderful sense of humor! I have missed her


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