Chlorinne Stull

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chlorinne "Chlo" Stull, age 95, of Stratford, and formerly of Storm Lake, died Dec. 1, 2011 in Stratford.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 5, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Chlorinne Maxine (Owen) Stull was born on Aug. 11, 1916 in Rockwell City, to Orville and Minnie (Staton) Owen.

She was baptized into the Church of Christ at the age of 12 and as a girl, learned to play the piano and violin and to dance. She began dancing with her father, took tap dancing lessons, and settled on a man from Storm Lake, Gail Stull, to be her partner for the next sixty years. They married in May of 1939, settled in Storm Lake and danced to every big band within range.

After a year at Iowa State Teacher's College, Chlo graduated from Buena Vista College in the midst of the Great Depression, and took a job as a primary teacher in the Lincoln-Lee Township School near Nemaha. After marrying Gail, she began a 10 year stint as "Mrs. Girl Scout," beginning with the Brownies and ending with that group as Senior Girl Scouts. She also served as a Council President and a leader trainer.

Throughout her life, Chlo enjoyed sewing. In her 50's she made over 700 dolls, many of them Raggety Ann and Andy, which found their way into Christmas stockings this time of year. She also made hundreds of ties, particularly the white ones, when that was the craze.

Chlo was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Storm Lake for nearly 50 years and served in many leadership roles within the organization. She was also an avid bird-lover and enjoyed watching them at the feeder.

Even as her health failed, she kept her faith in God, through Jesus Christ, that she had learned as a child, and passed it on to her family. She had a kind and gentle heart and will be missed by those she leaves behind.

Chlo is survived by a son, Gordon and his wife Cindy, of Randall. A granddaughter, Casey of Roland, and her new great-granddaughter Aalyiah, as well as a host of friends.