Stella Marie Portwood, age 72, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at her home.
Stella Marie Portwood, age 72, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at her home. She was born July 14, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of George Nathan and Myrtle Marie (Reynolds) West.
On February 9, 1987, she was united in marriage to James Edward Portwood. Together they shared the past thirty-two years of marriage.
Stella was raised and lived in the Kansas City area. She worked as a dispatcher for police and fire and was a homemaker. She and Jim retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1989. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, needlework and painting.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Portwood of the home; four children, Richard Hoffecker and wife Niki of Laurie, Missouri, Robert Hoffecker of Kansas City, Missouri, William Hoffecker of Eldon, Missouri and Tiffany Jacobs and husband Ray of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Margie Cyrier.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Lake Regional Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.