Paul Joseph Stilwell
Friday, July 19, 2013
2:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Union Liberty Church
1143 325th Street
Bussey, IA 50044
| Paul Joseph Stilwell, age 90, of Bussey, passed away Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, at the Pella Regional Health Center Emergency Room in Pella, Iowa.
Paul was born in Hamilton, Iowa on October 26, 1922, the son of Joseph and Minnie (Scott) Stilwell. Paul was raised in the Hamilton area and graduated from Bussey High School.
As a young man Paul helped farm, working with cattle and row crops and briefly worked in the coal mines in Lovilia. Paul worked for 25 years with the John Morrell Company in Ottumwa and then for several years with the State D.O.T. Paul also farmed south of Ottumwa from 1967 until 1983 when he moved to Bussey.
On October 26, 1941 Paul was united in marriage to Helen Wanda Hooten in Lancaster, Missouri. Paul and Wanda were blessed with almost 50 years of marriage and one daughter Becky. Wanda passed away in August of 1991.
Paul enjoyed collecting and working on antique clocks, woodworking, and going on bus trips with his wife and friends. He also had attended the Finley Avenue Baptist Church and while living in Bussey he attended the Union Liberty Church. Paul was also a member of the Bussey Masonic Lodge.
Paul is survived by his daughter Becky Stilwell (Charles Force) of Bussey; one granddaughter Tierra (Chad) Cowman of Bussey; and three great-grandchildren: Austin, Shelby and Keanu. Paul is also survived by many other family members and friends. He was preceded by his parents: Joseph and Minnie Stilwell; his wife Helen Wanda Stilwell; and several half brothers and sisters.
Visitation for Paul will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville, with Paulís family present from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20th, at the Union Liberty Church of rural Bussey, with Pastor Homer McBeth and Mr. Marty Williams officiating. Burial will follow services at Greenlawn Cemetery of Bussey.
A Memorial has been established to the Union Liberty Church or the Pella Regional Health Center Dialysis Unit. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting Paulís family with services.