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Michelle Stillfield ~ In Our Care ~ March 7, 2023

Maysville, Missouri

Michelle Lynn (Wierson) Stillfield of Maysville, MO, passed away on March 7, 2023, at the age of 66.

She was born September 14, 1956, in Nevada, IA, to Wesley S. and Beverly (Liggett) Wierson. Active in drama and music, Michelle attended Slater and Cambridge elementary schools in Iowa, and was a 1974 graduate of Ballard High School in Huxley, IA. In 1975, she earned a secretarial skills certificate from Des Moines Area Community College.

On June 16, 1973, Michelle met the love of her life, Kelly Stillfield, on a blind date. They were married October 18, 1975, at Fjeldberg Lutheran Church in Huxley, IA. They lived in Ankeny and Waukee, IA, before moving to Kelly’s hometown of Maysville, MO, in July 1985.

Michelle worked as an insurance clerk for State Farm Claims and Preferred Risk insurance companies in West Des Moines. She was then employed as a data entry operator for Amoco Credit Card Center. During her time in Maysville, MO, she spent nine years as assistant district clerk for the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District. Her last twelve years of employment were for the Independent Farmers Bank as a teller, bookkeeper, and customer service representative.

As an infant, Michelle was baptized at Collins United Methodist Church in Collins, IA. When in 9th grade, she was confirmed at Fjeldberg Lutheran Church in Huxley, IA, remaining a member there until moving to Waukee, IA, where she was a charter member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. After moving to Missouri, she joined the Maysville United Methodist Church where she was a member for several years. At the time of her death she was a professing Christian.

Michelle loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an avid genealogy enthusiast, embracing her Norwegian, English, Pennsylvania-Dutch, and Irish ancestry. She also enjoyed her time with the DeKalb County Little Theater. Her smile and laugh will be missed.

Michelle is survived by her husband, Kelly, of the home; daughter, Jennifer (Rob) Edwards of Maricopa, AZ; son, Brian (Sarah) Stillfield of Russellville, MO; grandchildren, Quentin, Ian and Kit Edwards, and Joe and Luke Stillfield; mother, Beverly Wierson of Madrid, IA; brother, John (Penny) Wierson of Ankeny, IA; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley S. Wierson; infant brother, Douglas Wayne Wierson; paternal grandparents, Otis and Angeline (Sheldahl) Wierson; and maternal grandparents, Harley and Edna (Chumbley) Liggett.

A private family service and burial is being held at Turner Family Funeral Home. The family invites the public to join them for a celebration of Michelle’s life from 1-3 p.m. June 17, 2023, at the Independent Farmers Bank community room, 201 W. Main  Maysville, MO. 64469. Arrangements are under the direction of Turner Family Funeral Home, Maysville, MO.  Memorial Contributions:  DeKalb County Historical Society or Fjeldberg Lutheran Church.  Online condolences: 


11 Responses to “Michelle Stillfield ~ In Our Care ~ March 7, 2023”

  1. Rita hecker March 9, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

    Kelly, our prayers are with u at this time. Dennis & Rita Hecker

  2. James Harwood March 9, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  3. Jimmy Stansil March 9, 2023 at 10:32 pm #

    Sorry for your loss Kelly

  4. Morrow Denzil&Pam March 9, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

    Brian and Sarah and family. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family.

  5. Ruth & Leo James March 10, 2023 at 12:55 am #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family!

  6. Susan Edwards March 10, 2023 at 2:13 am #

    May Peace be with you all.
    Steve and Susan Edwards

  7. Deb Koch March 10, 2023 at 3:40 am #

    Kelly and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May God heal your pain in your time of sadness!
    Deb and Barry Koch

  8. David and Charlene Morrow March 10, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

    Brian, Sarah and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

  9. Daphne Anderson March 10, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

    God’s peace be with Michelle’s family.
    With sympathy & love,
    Daphne & Dean Anderson

  10. Mary Wagner Schnell March 11, 2023 at 12:39 am #

    Michelle was my next door neighbor in Huxley, when we moved there from Illinois. She took me under her wing and was a dear friend during those trying Jr. High and High School years…. She was and is an Angel. My thoughts go out to her family….

  11. Cindy (Gill) Fogue March 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

    Michelle will be remembered for her warm smile. So sorry for your loss.

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