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Nyla Kay Stowe, 82, of Lebanon, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Springfield.

She was born Oct. 18, 1938, in Lebanon, Mo. to Silas Frank and Kathleen Loring Montgomery.

On June 2, 1957, she married Lynn Stowe, and they shared 63 years together.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers, Glenn and J.C. Montgomery.

Nyla Kay graduated from Lebanon High School with the class of 1956. She attended Southwest Missouri State University and was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and supported her husband Lynn in his political career. She was the biggest supporter of her children and grandchildren and celebrated all of their activities and accomplishments through the years.

She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was the organist for many years. She later became a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Lynn Stowe; two daughters, Robin Stowe of Lebanon, and Melody Allen and her husband Chris of Lebanon; three grandsons, Clint Allen and his wife Ashley; Stuart Allen and his fiancee Jamye Glendenning and Josh Allen; one great-grandson, Caleb Allen; one sister, Margie Winfrey of Lafayette Louisiana, formerly of Lebanon; a sister-in-law, Mary Jones of Lebanon; a brother-in-law John Stowe and his wife Sue of Lebanon; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Nyla Kay Stowe will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel with Kevin Smith and Tim Howe officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. To sign the guestbook online visit Under the guidelines of the CDC and the state of Missouri, the staff of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel ask that you observe social distancing and proper hygiene. The family asks for their safety and the safety of others, that masks be worn. Those guidelines will be monitored during this time to accommodate the family and their wishes. Memorials have been suggested in memory of Nyla Kay to Project Hope, a mission organization to Nicaragua and Haiti or to Heritage Baptist Church, and donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Mo. 65536.


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