Obituary for Lois M (Strattan) Stone

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Lois M (Strattan) Stone

April 16, 1929 - October 7, 2011

Lois M. (Strattan) Stone, age 82 passed away peacefully Friday morning, October 7, 2011 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin and former resident of Morgantown.

Lois was born April 16, 1929 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Leonard and Dorothy (Skelton) Stratton. She married Robert L. "Bob" Stone on April 10, 1953 in Terre Haute. He survives after 58 loving years of marriage.

Other survivors include one daughter: Leann E. Banta and husband Charles Daniel of Brown County; one son: Bradley S. Stone and wife Brenda of Morgantown; three sisters: Dorothy Olin and Becky Taylor both of Mount Vernon, IL and Maple Patton of Centralia, IL. Lois will be remembered by her eight grandchildren: Naomi, matthew, Aaron & Isaac Banta, Valerie Ferguson, Matthew, Benjamin & Caroline Stone and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother: Leonard Strattan

Lois was a 1947 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, and received her undergraduate degree in Church Secretarial Work from Lincoln Christian College in 1951. She went on to earn her Masters in Education from Indiana University in 1962.

Lois retired in 1990 after 15 years of service as an Elementary Teacher for the Martinsville SchoolDistrict and 12 years of services to the Clark- Pleasant Community School District. After her retirement, Lois enjoyed substitute teaching for Franklin Schools.

She was a member of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Morgantown and attended the Christian Chapel Church in Franklin. Lois was very active in church and played the piano and organ. She was also a member of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association. Lois enjoyed working in her flower gardens, quilting, sewing and needlework. She was known for her wonderful cooking and her pumkin pies. Lois was proud to have restored two old Victorian Homes with her husband.

The Revs. Jonathan Harness & Nelson Lee will conduct a funeral service 1 pm Tuesday at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 140 East Washington Street, Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 am till the time of service at the church. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Lois to the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 140 East Washington Street, Morgantown, IN 46160

 

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Born: April 16, 1929
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Steve Shepard posted on 1/1/00

Brad, While you are mourning the loss of your mother, others are rejoicing to meet her in glory. My condolences to you and yours.

 

Trina Densford Harris posted on 1/1/00

My deepest sympathy goes to Mr. Stone and children and their families. Mrs. Stone was my fourth grade teacher at the old Whiteland grade/HS school. She was one of my favorite teachers. She was very kind and caring of her students. One of my fondest memories is she read Charlotte's Web to our class everyday after recess. I also remember her bringing one of her baby pigs to school and one of our field trips was to her home. I will always cherish her kindness. I hope this memory of your loved one somehow eases the pain of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Christian Ferris posted on 1/1/00

I never forgot Mrs. Stone. I had wondered for years what had happened to her and missed her very much. It is only by chance that I happened upon her obit in the Reporter-Times, as I rarely pick up the local newspapers. It was heartbreaking to see her name in there. I pray that all her family and friends find peace in this time of need.

 

Melanie Dallas-Coady posted on 1/1/00

Dear Brad and LeAnn, What a wonderful lady ! My memories of your mom, revolve around Sunnyside and how beautiful she had made it! The perfect setting for Thanksgiving and Christmas family gatherings. My husband Tim always comments on how nice it is when we pass by............ She certainly was a special friend to my mother and she always had the deepest respect for their special friendship. Our deepest regrets to both of you and your dad, but you can smile upon the lovely lady she was........... Melaniei

 

Joe Milton posted on 1/1/00

My deepest condolences to the Stones for their loss. I have very fond memories of Mrs Stone as my 4th Grade teacher. May you find peace in knowing she is in a better place. . . .Joe

 

Joe Milton posted on 1/1/00

My deepest condolences to the Stones for their loss. I have very fond memories of Mrs Stone as my 4th Grade teacher. May you find peace in knowing she is in a better place. . . .Joe

 

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