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Mary "Jean" Stubblefield

October 21, 1932 — May 2, 2023

Cuba, Missouri

Mary "Jean" Stubblefield


Mary Jean Stubblefield of Cuba, Missouri was born on Friday, October 21, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Leroy B. and Lillian M. (Fortel) Ambruster. She left this life with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 90. 

Jean was united in marriage to Ervin A. Stubblefield on June 14, 1953, in Cuba, Missouri. To this union two children were born Drew and Dori. 

Jean graduated from Cuba High School and started her career as a Legal Assistant for Attorney Cliff Beckham. Loving her chosen profession, she then went on to work for Beckham, Hale, Howald and Kenagy in their Law Firm, and worked as head clerk in the Prosecuting Attorney's office. Ervin and Jean retired at the same time so they could enjoy traveling and spending time with family; however, Jean missed the career she was so passionate about and returned to work in the Law Office of Lange and Lange. 

She was a Christian and a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Chapel of Cuba. She started teaching Sunday School when she was 16, and she taught Vacation Bible School and Communicants Classes for the youth wanting to join the Church. Ervin and Jean were members of the Mariners Couples Group at Church and enjoyed many happy times with that organization. After retirement she started the Women's Club at Trinity and served as president for many years. 

Jean was a Republican having served on the County and State Committee. She was proud to be a delegate to the Nation Presidential Convention in 2008. 

Jean and Ervin enjoyed traveling and went on many trips and cruises with friends and family. A special trip was their 50th Wedding Anniversary cruise they took with Dori, Drew, Missy and their grandchildren. In Jean's spare time she enjoyed flower gardening, reading, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Wheel of Fortune. 

Jean was a beautiful person inside and out. She was considered to be very stylish and a classy lady by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed many close friendships and treasured her relationship with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and a true friend to many. 

Jean was preceded in death by her parents Leroy B. and Lillian M. Ambruster; husband Ervin A. Stubblefield; brother-in-law Tom and wife Pat Stubblefield; father and mother-in-law Andy and Lillian Stubblefield. 

Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her two children Drew and wife Missy Stubblefield, Dori Stubblefield both of Cuba; four grandchildren Jessica and husband Josh Mabe of Cuba, Andy and wife Lisa Stubblefield of Cuba, Erin and husband Brad Sexauer of St. Louis, Matt and wife Rockael Stubblefield of Cuba;eleven grandchildren Lane, Carter, Ada, Danny, Anslee, Leightin, Sila, Ivory, Lillian, Joey and Meera; two sisters Elinor Tucker of Cuba, Ruth and husband Bill Irvine of St. Charles; three nieces Toni and husband Leon Childs, Susan and husband Tom Monroe, Beth Wannemaker; one great-niece Aubrey Wannemaker. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904       W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri. 

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Chapel Presbyterian Church 1631 Hwy. 19 Cuba, Missouri with Donna Schiro, officiating. 

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. 

If desired, memorials would be appreciated to Trinity Chapel Presbyterian Church. 

The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Stubblefield family.

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Past Services


Sunday, May 7, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Chapel Presbyterian Church

1631 Hwy. 19, Cuba, MO 65453

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Monday, May 8, 2023

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