Richard Stoll

Richard Stoll

Richard Eugene “Dick” Stoll, devoted husband to Betsy (nee Brawley), died on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 91. He is survived by his children Mark (Lyn) Stoll, Bonnie (Mike) Dumpert and John (Jill) Stoll. He also leaves grandchildren Alex, Erin, Ian, Noah, Hannah and Mara and great-grandchildren Monroe and Bowie. The Momeni family and Leela Thomas also regarded Dick as Dad and granddad. A memorial service to remember Dick will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 10:30 am at First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Annual Support Campaign for the Y of the Ozarks, 13528 State Hwy AA, Potosi, MO 63664, Attn: Renee Godinez. Dick was born in Rose, Kansas, August 20, 1928 to Carl and Elsie Stoll. He grew up on the family farm with his 4 brothers and sisters and attended high school in Yates Center, Kansas. Following high school in 1946, Dick enlisted in the marines and was stationed in Santa Ana, California where he achieved the rank of corporal. The GI bill enabled Dick to attend Ottawa University where he earned his bachelor’s degree. More importantly, he met Betsy Byard Brawley while in school and fell in love. The two were married June 14, 1952. On that hot summer day in Kansas in an un-airconditioned church, a loving marriage began that lasted 67 years until Dick’s death. Throughout their married life, anyone who knew Dick, knew how much he loved his bride. It showed on his face when he looked at her, in his voice when he spoke of her and in his touch when he was near her. Dick spent his entire professional life with the YMCA. He began his career working in local YMCAs in Texas and Oklahoma from 1954 to 1965 at which point he was promoted to an area associate working out of Topeka, Kansas. He traveled much of the time visiting branch YMCAs in the northern plain states assisting them with program development for their local communities. In 1971, Dick moved his family to Kirkwood, Missouri and began working for the Greater St. Louis YMCA as the Director of Development. During his 20-year tenure, Dick founded the St. Louis Lamplighter’s Society and co-founded the National Association of YMCA Development Officers which later honored him with their Eagle Award. After Dick’s retirement, the St. Louis YMCA founded the Dick Stoll Spirit of Philanthropy Award given annually to a YMCA employee who exemplifies commitment to and expertise in philanthropy. Dick’s prowess in raising funds for the Y made him well-known and respected locally and within the national organization. It was his deep, personal conviction in the value of the YMCA and his warm, engaging and witty persona that made him beloved. Even in retirement, Dick continued his commitment to the YMCA as a volunteer. He had a strong connection to the Y of the Ozarks and served on their board for many years. Dick’s entire life reflected his bone-deep belief that God intends us to love and serve one another. He was a frequent volunteer in his church, and he even found a way to turn his hobby of woodworking into acts of love. Many of the pieces of furniture he made became gifts for family, some commissioned, others unexpected expressions of affection. For all the gifts in his life, nothing mattered more to Dick than his family. To the very end, Dick’s heart was big and strong. It had to be, because it is the place he held and cherished each and every family member from his treasured Betsy to his youngest great-grandson. No grave can separate him from a love so great nor his family from
August 20, 1928 - September 12, 201908/20/192809/12/2019
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Richard Eugene “Dick” Stoll, devoted husband to Betsy (nee Brawley), died on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 91. He is survived by his children Mark (Lyn) Stoll, Bonnie (Mike) Dumpert and John (Jill) Stoll. He also leaves grandchildren Alex, Erin, Ian, Noah, Hannah and Mara and great-grandchildren Monroe and Bowie. The Momeni family and Leela Thomas also regarded Dick as Dad and granddad. A memorial service to remember Dick will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 10:30 am at Fi...

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09/21/2019 10:30 AM Saturday, September 21 2019
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