Nina M. Stoner, 83, of Shenandoah, Iowa
A memorial celebration of Nina's life will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at Nishna Valley Christian Church with Pastor Jack Langley officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 am Tuesday at the church. Memorials are being directed to the family. Private family inurnment will take place in the Farragut Cemetery.
Nina Mildred (Brownfield) Stoner, daughter of James Henry and Ona (Watson) Brownfield, was born on December 27, 1935 at Sidney, Iowa. She entered into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, September 4, 2019 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 83 years, 8 months, 8 days.
Her early life was spent growing up in the Sidney community where she attended the Sidney Public Schools. Nina graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1953. She worked with and for her father for many years at his car dealership (Brownfield Motors) in Sidney.
In 1953, Nina married Max Bopp and to this union two children, Tanya and Steven were born. Sadly, Max passed away in 1972.
On April 19, 1973, Nina was united in marriage to Byron L. Stoner at Sheridan, Missouri. They made their home in Farragut, Iowa, later moving to Shenandoah. Following their marriage, Nina and Byron began a special working partnership selling used cars at Stoner’s Used Cars along with managing their DX Filling Station. They continued this until retiring in 2001.
Nina was a member of the Nishna Valley Christian Church and enjoyed her church family and cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, her favorite team.
Preceding Nina in death were her parents; brother, Jimmy Brownfield; sister, Barbara Allen; grandson, Corey Bland; and step-daughter, Penni Martinez. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of over 46 years, Byron Stoner of Shenandoah; daughter, Tanya Bland and her husband Rodger of Green City, MO; son, Steven Bopp of Loveland, CO; two step-children, Kelly Stoner and his wife Janet of Topeka, KS, and Christina Craven of Seattle, WA; brother, Orlen (Bud) Brownfield and wife Shirley of Sidney, IA; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.