OBITUARY

Jacob "Jake" Neal Stover

April 6, 2004March 8, 2021

Jacob “Jake” Neal Stover, 16, of Prospect Kentucky died on March 8th, 2021 in a tragic kayak fishing accident near the Falls of the Ohio on the Ohio River. Jake was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 6th, 2004. A young man with so much to offer this world, but not enough time to give it.

Jake will be missed every day by his parents Shawn and Melissa (Dwyer) Stover, sister Ava, maternal grandparents Jackie and Bob Loxton, T. Michael Dwyer, Michael and Deborah Zweng, and Robert Carroll, great grandmother Margaret Zweng, aunts and uncles Jodi and Stephen MacLean, Tricia Stover, Shannon and Charles Hayden, Kim Haunstein, Emily Haunstein, Chad Zweng, cousins Dylan, Kendra, Kevin, Elizabeth, Frank, Charles, Micheal, Timothy, Brendan, Reaghan, as well as, his girlfriend Nikki Polio and many friends.

Jake was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Frank and Gloria Stover and Reuben Clarke and uncles Frank Stover, Mark Stover and John Stover.

Jake was a Junior at North Oldham High School where he maintained a strong grade point average while balancing school, athletics, work and an active social life. He participated on the North Oldham’s bass fishing team, ski club and golf team. He was also a member of the Oldham Soccer Club and local Boy Scout troop for many years.

Jake’s smile was infectious and no matter the circumstances, you wanted to smile right along with him. He was kind and thoughtful, regularly welcoming others into his group of friends. Jake had a passion for life, from the sandy beaches where he would dig holes deep enough to swallow his whole body, to the snowy mountain peaks where he was honing his skiing abilities. He was constantly reading, watching and learning new techniques to improve and get better. He was happiest on the waters of the creeks, ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans where he wanted to catch the biggest fish he could.

He loved having new experiences, whether it was traveling to new places, doing something he had never done before or visiting iconic stores in new cities. He also loved the outdoors, kayaking, boating, music and was an avid gamer.

Spending time with his girlfriend, Nikki, and his friends was an everyday occurrence. They would regularly fill the house with teenage laughter, ideas and enthusiasm.

Jake loved art and expressing himself in creative ways which manifested through his many pieces of art, custom sneaker business, love for fashion and his custom Jeep build. His Jeep was one of his newest passions and he was constantly modifying it to make it his own. The vision for it was developed, but not fully realized before he left this world.

Jake had an attitude and philosophy of “just one more” and he would apply it to everything he did. Just one more sight to see, just one more run down the ski slopes or just one more cast into the pond. He wanted to squeeze every second he could out of life. While we are deeply saddened by the loss of our son, the warming thought and memory of his creativity, determination, tenacity and smile will live with us always.

A funeral mass will be held on April 17th, 2021 at St. Albert the Great Church at 11:30am for family and friends. A life celebration will be held at the gymnasium of St. Albert the Great school on that same day at 5:30pm for family, friends, those that helped with the search efforts for Jake and other members of the community to attend. If you attend the life celebration event, please wear red in Jake’s memory.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions or donation be made to the below organizations or funds.

Bruce’s Legacy https://www.bruceslegacy.com/donate/in-memory/ http://www.bruceslegacy.com/

Falls of the Ohio Foundation https://www.fallsoftheohio.org/unrestrictedgeneral-donation/ https://www.fallsoftheohio.org/the-foundation/

KYK9 https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx... https://www.kyk9.org/

Search for Jake Stover GoFundMe page https://gofund.me/aa1d9d15 Additional donations to the GoFundMe site will be used to support causes and organizations Jake was passionate about and to support projects and programs to drive awareness and prevention of similar accidents

Services

  • Funeral Mass for Family & Friends

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Celebration of Jake's Life

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

Memories

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Dennis Dwyer

April 13, 2021

All our thoughts and prayers from the Dwyers: Denny and LuAnn (Dunedin, FL), Mark, Sarah, Cole, and Kiera (Northville, MI), Scott (West Palm Beach, FL), Erin and Andrew Nerz (Westminster, CO). We cannot imagine how difficult these days and the days ahead will be, but Jake’s impact on your lives and so many others will last forever. His time on earth, though way too short, was incredibly memorable!

Yolanda Sutton-Peiffer

April 12, 2021

Sending you all the love and prayers for your family Shawn for the loss of your son. May God comfort you all during your time of sorrow. Y

Diana Lawson

March 26, 2021

Shawn, Melissa & Ava
Wayne & I are so so very sorry. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you keep Jake's memory and adventures that you all had - close to your hearts - and in in time be able to smile when you remember.

Love,
Diana & Wayne Lawson

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Biography

Jacob “Jake” Neal Stover, 16, of Prospect Kentucky died on March 8th, 2021 in a tragic kayak fishing accident near the Falls of the Ohio on the Ohio River. Jake was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 6th, 2004. A young man with so much to offer this world, but not enough time to give it.

Jake will be missed every day by his parents Shawn and Melissa (Dwyer) Stover, sister Ava, maternal grandparents Jackie and Bob Loxton, T. Michael Dwyer, Michael and Deborah Zweng, and Robert Carroll, great grandmother Margaret Zweng, aunts and uncles Jodi and Stephen MacLean, Tricia Stover, Shannon and Charles Hayden, Kim Haunstein, Emily Haunstein, Chad Zweng, cousins Dylan, Kendra, Kevin, Elizabeth, Frank, Charles, Micheal, Timothy, Brendan, Reaghan, as well as, his girlfriend Nikki Polio and many friends.

Jake was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Frank and Gloria Stover and Reuben Clarke and uncles Frank Stover, Mark Stover and John Stover.

Jake was a Junior at North Oldham High School where he maintained a strong grade point average while balancing school, athletics, work and an active social life. He participated on the North Oldham’s bass fishing team, ski club and golf team. He was also a member of the Oldham Soccer Club and local Boy Scout troop for many years.

Jake’s smile was infectious and no matter the circumstances, you wanted to smile right along with him. He was kind and thoughtful, regularly welcoming others into his group of friends. Jake had a passion for life, from the sandy beaches where he would dig holes deep enough to swallow his whole body, to the snowy mountain peaks where he was honing his skiing abilities. He was constantly reading, watching and learning new techniques to improve and get better.
He was happiest on the waters of the creeks, ponds, rivers, lakes and oceans where he wanted to catch the biggest fish he could.

He loved having new experiences, whether it was traveling to new places, doing something he had never done before or visiting iconic stores in new cities. He also loved the outdoors, kayaking, boating, music and was an avid gamer.

Spending time with his girlfriend, Nikki, and his friends was an everyday occurrence. They would regularly fill the house with teenage laughter, ideas and enthusiasm.

Jake loved art and expressing himself in creative ways which manifested through his many pieces of art, custom sneaker business, love for fashion and his custom Jeep build. His Jeep was one of his newest passions and he was constantly modifying it to make it his own. The vision for it was developed, but not fully realized before he left this world.

Jake had an attitude and philosophy of “just one more” and he would apply it to everything he did. Just one more sight to see, just one more run down the ski slopes or just one more cast into the pond. He wanted to squeeze every second he could out of life. While we are deeply saddened by the loss of our son, the warming thought and memory of his creativity, determination, tenacity and smile will live with us always.

A funeral mass will be held on April 17th, 2021 at St. Albert the Great Church at 11:30am for family and friends. A life celebration will be held at the gymnasium of St. Albert the Great school on that same day at 5:30pm for family, friends, those that helped with the search efforts for Jake and other members of the community to attend. If you attend the life celebration event, please wear red in Jake’s memory.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions or donation be made to the below organizations or funds.

Bruce’s Legacy https://www.bruceslegacy.com/donate/in-memory/ http://www.bruceslegacy.com/

Falls of the Ohio Foundation https://www.fallsoftheohio.org/unrestrictedgeneral-donation/ https://www.fallsoftheohio.org/the-foundation/

KYK9 https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx... https://www.kyk9.org/

Search for Jake Stover GoFundMe page https://gofund.me/aa1d9d15
Additional donations to the GoFundMe site will be used to support causes and organizations Jake was passionate about and to support projects and programs to drive awareness and prevention of similar accidents