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