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Laila Stowell


CLEBURN, Texas — Funeral services for Laila Stowell, 70, of Cleburne, Texas, were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastors Jeff Coleman, Isaac Heath, Bob Stauffer and Terry St. Clair officiated.


The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Rosser Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stowell passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at her home. She was born in Hackensack, Minn., on April 14, 1942, the daughter of Rhoda Christine (Anderson) and Kustaa Adolph Engelbert Lehto.

Laila married Darril Stowell on May 30, 1959, in Brainerd, Minn.

Mrs. Stowell was a secretary for the railroad and was a member of the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Orville Lehto.

Laila Stowell is survived by her husband, Darril Stowell, of Cleburne; sons, Craig Stowell and wife, Barbara, of Worchester, Mass., Richard Stowell and wife, Leilani, of Keene, Texas, and Rodney Stowell and wife, Sarah, of Burleson, Texas; daughter, Carol Gaban and husband, Elvin, of Arlington, Texas; brother, Vernon Lehto and wife, Betty, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sisters, Muriel Sharp and husband, John, of Beemer, Neb., and Charlotte Conway and husband, Bob, of Laurel, Md.; and 15 grandchildren.

Rosser Funeral Home

1664 W. Henderson Street

Cleburne, Texas 76033