Phyllis Stover Obituary, Death – It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Phyllis Diane Stover (92 years old). Send flowers or write condolences on her memorial page, where you can also post photographs and videos to show your respect for her and share your memories of her. After selling his company in Johnstown, Henry and his wife moved to St. Petersburg, where they became involved in a variety of community and religious organizations.
He was a pioneering and active member of the Suncoast community and was instrumental in the establishment of the first beachside Chamber of Commerce. Phyllis was very involved in the community and was a member of the PTA as well as the Cub Scouts. She also assisted in the organization of the West St. Petersburg Children’s Cotillion as well as the St. Petersburg Beach Garden Club. Phyllis’s role as secretary of the board during the transition of the Crippled Children’s Hospital into the All Children’s Hospital was the accomplishment of which she was most proud. The chapel that is located in the new Building was donated by Phyllis and Henry.
She was a member of the Guild board, where she served as President, and she was in charge of planning the annual Charity Ball. In 1968, she was presented with the “Mrs. Santa Claus” award for her achievements. In 1971, she served in the court of the Queen of Hearts as a member of her court. She was a member of the board of directors of the South Pinellas Chapter of the Red Cross for a total of six years and served as the chairperson of the committee that was in charge of providing assistance to military families during the Vietnam War. She was a founding member of the Stuart Society at the Museum of Fine Arts and served as its president in 1975. Her involvement in the society spanned more than half a century. She worked as a nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital as an Anthonian. Phyllis was a fervent supporter of several charitable organizations, including the March of Dimes, the Heart Association, the Cancer Society, and the United Way.