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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Harry Stover dies

  • Obituary published October 21, 2013, in the Mexico Ledger
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  • Harry Stover died peacefully October 11 at his home in Glenview, Ill. Born June 9, 1926 in Los Angeles, he had a long and distinguished career as an engineer (in Venezuela, Indonesia, India and other overseas locations) and later as president of A.P. Green Refractories Co. in Mexico, Missouri, where he played a key role in the design and construction of the NASA moon launch pads in Cape Canaveral, Fla. He was later elected vice chairman of U.S. Gypsum in Chicago where he stayed until his retirement in 1994. He was an avid sailor, quail hunter, deep-sea fisherman, traveler, and golfer. In addition to his wife, Francis Stover, he leaves behind his children—Smokey Stover of Los Angeles (Amy Danforth), Eric Stover of Berkeley (Pamela Blotner), and Carina Stover of South Korea (Spike Millington) from his first marriage to Winifred Stover, as well as four grandchildren Andrea Stover Wadlund, Megan Stover, Max Millington, and Niko Millington. His family wishes to thank the especially compassionate caregivers who assisted him in his final days. If you would like to send condolences to Harry's wife, please send them to: Fran Stover, 1520 Primrose Lane, Glenview, IL 60026 or to his children via CarinaStover@ gmail.com or Eric Stover, 1141 Fresno Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707

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