Zelma Stueve

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Zelma Stueve, 90, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Life Care Center in Tullahoma, Tenn. She was born May 2, 1923. A native of Washington, Zelma was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Gauby Dague. She married Ralph Day on June 15, 1940, and they were married for over 57 years. She married George Stueve on June 11, 1999, at Axtell. After Geo’s death in 2007, she was a resident of the Life Care Center in Seneca for 6 ½ years. In October 2013, she moved to Tennessee to be closer to her daughter and two granddaughters. In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Alvery and Glenn Dague; two sisters, Lola Dague Carbaugh and Inez Dague Nave; stepson, Mark A. Stueve and stepgranddaughter Emily A. Stueve. Survivors include her daughter Sharon Conroy and husband, Jerry, Winchester, Tenn.; two granddaughters; step-daughters, Linda Bergmann, Beattie, and Alma Wagner, Axtell; stepsons Alan Stueve, Paul Stueve, David Stueve, Greg Stueve and Eric Stueve, all of Topeka, Earl Stueve, Frankfort, and Karl Stueve, Kingston, Wash. In addition, she had many stepgrandchildren — 34 grands and 18 greats. She was cremated. A family service will be at a later date, and she will be buried in the Dale Friends Cemetery west of Washington.
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