EDDYVILLE — Clarice F. Stoos, born and raised in Eddyville, longtime resident of Oskaloosa and recently a resident of the Lantern Park Nursing Home in Coralville, died June 9, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
Born Clarice Freda Goschke to Maude Belzer Goschke and Amil Frederick Goschke of Eddyville, Clarice attended Eddyville High School. She taught school in a country school in Eddyville and later attended beauty school and worked as a beautician.
Clarice married William Christian Stoos (Bill), formerly of Philadelphia, after World War II and moved to Oskaloosa, where she raised two sons, David F. Stoos and William Kevin Stoos (Kevin). She was a wonderful mother and wife and loved her immediate and extended family very much. Clarice worked at Mahaska State Bank for 33 years as a keypunch operator, data processor and later as a customer service representative before retiring.
Preceded in death by her husband, Bill, who died on April 22, 1985, Clarice lived alone in Oskaloosa until moving to Coralville to live with David and his wife Marcia Stoos for several years until declining health led to her residency in Lantern Park, where she passed away.
Clarice was a wonderful mother, wife and sister who had a great sense of humor, enjoyed the outdoors, could name every species of bird and was an avid gardener. She enjoyed her time with her family and loved her Oskaloosa friends, neighbors and her family in Eddyville. She had many wonderful friends and was a gregarious and loving woman. She was especially proud of her sons, grandchildren and daughters-in-law and reveled in their activities and accomplishments. She will be sorely missed by all and lived an exemplary and long life before her passing.
Clarice is survived by her son, David F. Stoos and his wife, Marcia Stoos of Coralville and their sons Christopher Stoos and Nick Stoos; her son William Kevin Stoos and his wife, L. Jean Stoos, of Wynstone, South Dakota, and their daughter, Dr. Catherine Stoos and son David Stoos; and her sister, Phyllis Chambers of Eddyville.