STONER, NINA

Nina M. Stoner 1935 - 2019 Nina Mildred (Brownfield) Stoner, daughter of James Henry and Ona (Watson) Brownfield, was born on December 27, 1935 at Sidney, Iowa. She entered into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, September 4, 2019 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 83 years, 8 months, 8 days. Her early life was spent growing up in the Sidney community where she attended the Sidney Public Schools. Nina graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1953. She worked with and for her father for many years at his car dealership (Brownfield Motors) in Sidney. In 1953, Nina married Max Bopp and to this union two children, Tanya and Steven were born. Sadly, Max passed away in 1972. On April 19, 1973, Nina was united in marriage to Byron L. Stoner at Sheridan, Missouri. They made their home in Farragut, Iowa, later moving to Shenandoah. Following their marriage, Nina and Byron began a special working partnership selling used cars at Stoner's Used Cars along with managing their DX Filling Station. They continued this until retiring in 2001. Nina was a member of the Nishna Valley Christian Church and enjoyed her church family and cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, her favorite team. Preceding Nina in death were her parents; brother, Jimmy Brownfield; sister, Barbara Allen; grandson, Corey Bland; and step-daughter, Penni Martinez. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of over 46 years, Byron Stoner of Shenandoah; daughter, Tanya Bland and her husband Rodger of Green City, MO; son, Steven Bopp of Loveland, CO; two step-children, Kelly Stoner and his wife Janet of Topeka, KS, and Christina Craven of Seattle, WA; brother, Orlen (Bud) Brownfield and wife Shirley of Sidney, IA; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends. A memorial celebration of Nina's life was held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Nishna Valley Christian Church with Pastor Jack Langley officiating. The family greeted relatives and friends with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Family remembrances were shared by Kelly Stoner. "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" were performed by the duet of Stephanie Dudley and Adam Wright. Bev Sandahl was pianist. Registry attendants were Sarah Hoffman and Carolyn Ruhde. Serving as ushers were Randy Carpenter and Al Ruhde. Memorials are being directed to the family. Private family inurnment took place in the Farragut Cemetery. Professional services were under the direction of Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: swimemorial.com on the web

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