Susan Nadine Stoops, 64, was born Sept. 3, 1955, in Mountain View. She died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Springfield.

She is survived by her son, Zachary, and his wife, Brandy; her daughter, Rebecca, and her husband, Josh, and her daughter Amanda; her grandchildren, Brianna, Caitlin, Zane and Isabella; her sister, Enid; her nieces, Michelle and Krista; great-nieces Jordan and Piper; and her cats, Beau and Dolly.

She was an avid plant whisperer, expert pie baker, part-time family historian, occasional artist, amateur origami specialist and collector of all things that sparkle. 

She loved nature and kept a beautiful flower garden that was frequented by all manner of wildlife. She enjoyed songbirds, her porch-visiting groundhog and her hummingbirds that came back to her yard each year. 

She loved collecting seashells from beaches and visiting Walt Disney World with her family. She was intensely loyal and loving, and her family was always her top priority in life.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with burial to follow at Pleasant Hope Cemetery in Pleasant Hope. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar.

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