Enid Lorraine (Stoops) Mueller, of Fayetteville AR died October 9, 2018. She celebrated her 100th birthday at home, in July, with a gathering of family members from across the US.
Born July 14, 1918 in Sawyer, Kansas to John and Elizabeth (Peachey) Stoops, Enid was predeceased by her husband Clyde, in 2010. She is survived by her 8 children: Jan and John Neumuth, Andover, CT; Leigh and John Buckmaster, Siloam Springs, AR; Merrill and Susan Mueller, Paradise, CA; Benjamin and Laura Mueller, Edgerton, KS; Elizabeth and James Sledge, Farmington, AR; Kristina Mueller, Greenwood, AR; Marilyn Mueller, Fayetteville, AR; Mark and Brenda Mueller, Modesto, CA. Also 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and a cousin Karen Orr, in Dallas, TX.
Enid graduated from Sawyer High School in 1936, and Kansas State University at Manhattan, KS in 1940. She and Clyde were married in Ithaca, NY in 1940, where he was getting his PhD at Cornell University. After her husband joined the Army during WWII, Enid and Jan would visit him at various bases throughout the U.S. Enid and Clyde and a growing family lived in N.Y., Kansas, Connecticut, and California, finally settling in Fayetteville, AR in 1969. Reading her Bible daily was a loved activity of Enid's, as was the old art of letter writing. She was a great cook, passing Kansas recipes down to her family. Needlework and knitting were favorite hobbies, and in later years as she slowed down, she enjoyed watching & identifying birds from her window.
A private graveside service was held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Fayetteville under the direction of Moore's Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be given online at www.mooresfuneralchapel.com