Hilma was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Lake Mills, the daughter of George and Hilma Thompson Kilen. She married Loren Stover, Nov. 24, 1959 in Lake Mills. Hilma graduated from Lake Mills High School in the class of 1955. She then worked for the REA in Thompson, IA. After marriage, the Stovers moved to Michigan before deciding to relocate to a smaller area to raise their family. After arriving in Beardstown, Hilma quickly became known as the Cake Decorator. She made hundreds of cakes and taught many students the art of cake decorating. Hilma was a homemaker who took the responsibility of raising her children to the highest regards. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown, where she served on many boards and was the office secretary for over 20 years. She was a member of Rainbow Garden Club, the Edgewood Night Homemakers, and was the leader for the Sunshine Susies 4-H club. She volunteered for the Cass County extension and fair for many years. Hilma and Loren loved to travel and made it to all of the states except Alaska. She was artistic, crafty and a joy to be around. Her family was her life, and she will greatly be missed by all those who loved her.