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Jill D. Stowers Obituary


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“Oh Lord, where to begin. I met Jill at the Dubuque Family Restaurant. She was so cheerful all the time and was always trying to make every one...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Dede Haas - Dubuque - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Jill's passing from Hope Lodge friends. I enjoyed meeting her if only for a short time. She passed away on my birthday so I will...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Lamb - Iowa City, IA

“Sorry to hear about Jills passing. Jill and I were close friends in high school. It was hard for my to believe the news of her passing. Jill was a...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Shelly Harry - Dubuque, IA

“I met Jill many years ago when she was dating my brother Ed. It was an immediate attraction. I never forgot about her...I was secretly hoping her...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Marie Prince - Knox, IN

“Brian and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jill. She was so much fun to hang out with during our restaurant days. She always remembered me...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Shelly (Ansel) Bahr - Dubuque, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. Jill will be deeply missed. We loved Jill she made us all laugh and put a smile on...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Kandi - Dubuque, IA - friend

“My Dearest Jill, Words cannot express my feelings that I have in my heart at this moment. I don't know why God brought us back together again...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Ed Michna - Bourbonnais, IL

“Jody, Bob and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you feel peace in the love of your memories of Jill. You will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Debra Lawrence - Greenville , WI

“I am so sorry for the loss of Jill. She was a beautiful and amazing person. We have lost a great friend however gained an angel. I know she will...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Samantha Stochl - benton , WI

“Wow where do I begin...Jill you came into my life when you were dating my brother. I cant even put into words what you mean to me. I love spending...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Travis - Dubuque, IA

“Love you Jill , And I never forgot you and never will. LOVE YOU ALWAYS RICHARD DAVIS ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Richard Davis - friend

“Everyday I think of something else that made me smile. You and I were alot alike we had no problem telling people just what we thought. The stuff we...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Anita Bayles - Newton, IA

“I met Jill when she came to Central, she was going to have her daughter. Man could she laugh and really get you going. She was a great peson and I...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Brian E. Metcalf - School Friend

“When I was in High school, I had my head up my rear end and got involved with some bad things. I got kicked out of school and sent to an ALTERNATIVE...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Darrin Fitch - Raleigh, NC

“Jill my friend you fought a brave fight. I met ;you in Iowa City you were a trooper we had long talks about life and how much you loved your family...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Anita Bayles - Newton, IA



Jill D. Stowers, age 45, of 385 East 21st St., passed away at 3:38 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at home peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. with Pastor Larry Stark officiating. To celebrate Jill's life friends may visit from 1:00 to 3:00 on Sunday at Behr Funeral Home.

Jill was born on May 17, 1967, in Dubuque, Iowa- one of nine children of the Elzie Ray " Sarge" and Venita "Darlene" (Miller) Stowers family.

Jill was well known and loved by her many friends and family and by those she met as a
waitress at Tony Roma's and while bartending at the 3100 Club.
Jill was the primary caretaker for her mother and helped to raise her granddaughter, EzrahLynn.
She loved taking care of her dogs and collecting angels. She was an avid Chicago Bears fan.
Jill enjoyed family trips and picnics and going to the waterpark in Waterloo.
She fought like a warrior in her battle against cancer and was an inspiration to her family and friends.

Jill is survived by,

her daughter, Erica L. Stowers
her granddaughter, EzrahLynn Stowers, both of Dubuque

her siblings,

Michael Stowers, Dubuque, IA
Jody (Robert) Buschbom, Waterloo, IA
Mark (Betty) Stowers, East Dubuque, IL
Marvin (Marybeth) Stowers,
Joan Stowers,
Jerry Stowers,
Scott (Stacey) Stowers,
Terry (Brenda) Stowers, all of Dubuque, IA

Jill was preceded in death by her parents.

A Jill D. Stowers memorial fund has been established in lieu of flowers.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque for their care and concern for Jill and the family.