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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Stella Florence (Kisling) Stinnett

January 26, 1940December 13, 2019
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Stella Florence Stinnett, 79, of Harrisonburg, passed away at her home peacefully surrounded by family on December 13, 2019.

Stella was born January 26, 1940 in Humes Run, Rockingham County. She was the daughter of the late Amos Henry and Minnie Cyle Shifflett Kisling.

Stella was a resident of Harrisonburg, moving from Elkton to Harrisonburg in 1955. She would often tell us stories of the hardships that she endured as a child. Born in a log cabin along the Shenandoah River as a child she would carry water from a spring to her house. She attended a one-room schoolhouse at Humes Run, which still stands to this day.

On December 19, 1955, she married Eugene “Dickie” Harper Stinnett who preceded her in death on December 14, 1984.

She was employed at Victor Metals as a machine operator for 25 years until the company was sold, at which time she began working for Newman USA LTD until she suffered an illness, which forced her into retirement.

Stella was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a kind, gentle and giving person who helped many including family and strangers.

Stella found great joy spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed working in the yard, her flowers and gardening. She could make the best “mean” potato salad in the world.

She was a member of Grace Covenant Church in Harrisonburg and was a woman of strong, faith, she practiced and lived her faith daily.

Stella is survived by her three children, Stephanie Clutteur (David) of Broadway, Rodney (Jeanette) of St. Pauls, NC and Debra Frisk (Roger) of Weyers Cave; her grandchildren, William Stinnett (Xiomara), Jennifer Stinnett, Alexis and Kalysta Clutteur, Sandra Stinnett (Michael), Lindsey Schantz (Tyler), Melinda DeGeorge (Anthony), Danielle Warlitner (Dusty), Rochelle Frisk (Matt), Keen Frisk and Ben Lindsey; fifteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Eugene “Dickie” H. Stinnett, Jr.; two great-grandchildren; her siblings, Lawrence, Wilbur, Norman, William and Elwood Kisling, Lillie Belle Bucher, Emma Jean Kisling and Rena Turner.

A celebration of life service will be held 1 pm, December 21, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Tim McAvoy officiating. She will be cremated.

Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Elkton, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

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  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 21, 2019

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Dreama Evans Bennett

December 17, 2019

Amongst my childhood memories, many are found in the Stinnett home on Broad Street. Stella was such a good mother & wife. I am grateful she touched my life. I pray that God would grant you all grace, mercy & peace during this time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Sincerely, Dreama Evans

Biography

Stella Florence Stinnett, 79, of Harrisonburg, passed away at her home peacefully surrounded by family on December 13, 2019.

Stella was born January 26, 1940 in Humes Run, Rockingham County. She was the daughter of the late Amos Henry and Minnie Cyle Shifflett Kisling.

Stella was a resident of Harrisonburg, moving from Elkton to Harrisonburg in 1955. She would often tell us stories of the hardships that she endured as a child. Born in a log cabin along the Shenandoah River as a child she would carry water from a spring to her house. She attended a one-room schoolhouse at Humes Run, which still stands to this day.

On December 19, 1955, she married Eugene “Dickie” Harper Stinnett who preceded her in death on December 14, 1984.

She was employed at Victor Metals as a machine operator for 25 years until the company was sold, at which time she began working for Newman USA LTD until she suffered an illness, which forced her into retirement.

Stella was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a kind, gentle and giving person who helped many including family and strangers.

Stella found great joy spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed working in the yard, her flowers and gardening. She could make the best “mean” potato salad in the world.

She was a member of Grace Covenant Church in Harrisonburg and was a woman of strong, faith, she practiced and lived her faith daily.

Stella is survived by her three children, Stephanie Clutteur (David) of Broadway, Rodney (Jeanette) of St. Pauls, NC and Debra Frisk (Roger) of Weyers Cave; her grandchildren, William Stinnett (Xiomara), Jennifer Stinnett, Alexis and Kalysta Clutteur, Sandra Stinnett (Michael), Lindsey Schantz (Tyler), Melinda DeGeorge (Anthony), Danielle Warlitner (Dusty), Rochelle Frisk (Matt), Keen Frisk and Ben Lindsey; fifteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Eugene “Dickie” H. Stinnett, Jr.; two great-grandchildren; her siblings, Lawrence, Wilbur, Norman, William and Elwood Kisling, Lillie Belle Bucher, Emma Jean Kisling and Rena Turner.

A celebration of life service will be held 1 pm, December 21, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Tim McAvoy officiating. She will be cremated.

Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Elkton, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.