Obituary for Robert "Bob" L Stone

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Robert "Bob" L Stone

March 11, 1929 - February 15, 2016

Robert L. “Bob” Stone, age 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Christina Place in Franklin. He was a former resident of Morgantown.

Robert was born on March 11, 1929, in Indianapolis, to the late Walter S. and Thelma (Farrington) Stone. He was a 1948 graduate of Gerstmeyer T.H. High School and went on to serve his country with the United States Navy during the Korean War. After the war, Robert married Lois M. Strattan on April 10, 1953 in Indianapolis. Together they raised two children: Leann and Bradley. She preceded him in death on October 7, 2011 after 58 devoted years of marriage.

Robert earned his M.S.E from Indiana State University in 1955. He later earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana University in 1965.

Robert retired from Whiteland High School in 1991, after 31 years of service in the Art Department. “Bob” was an elder in the Christian Church for many years. His hope was not in the temporal, but in his Master. He was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Johnson County Retired Teachers Association and the Country Wood Carvers in Martinsville. Robert enjoyed painting, drawing and spending time with his family. Robert was an accomplished and respected woodworker, woodcarver and painter and restored two Victorian homes with his wife.

Robert leaves behind a son, Bradley (Brenda) Stone and daughter, Leann (Daniel) Banta;sister: Judy White;8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren andseveral nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, parents: Walter and Thelma and brother: Ted F. Stone.

The Rev. Nelson Lee will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with Military Rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion.

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Born: March 11, 1929
Died: February 15, 2016

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kevin drane posted on 1/1/00

Bradley & Brenda, My heart goes out to you both. Please accept my sympathy as you say goodbye to Mr. Stone. I pray that you have appropriate grief and that the Holy Spirit will guide your healing. We hurt when those we love leave us. That is the way of the world, isn't it? But this wasn't the world Mr. Stone was created for... he was created to be with the Lord, our God. I pray as all Christians pray; that he is now in the Kingdom with our Savior, Jesus Christ... that now he is living in his forever home, the home he was always meant to occupy. God bless you and all who grieve with you on this day. Kevin Drane


Dianne (Coffman) Lynch posted on 1/1/00

To the loved ones of Mr. Stone, Mr. Stone was my teacher in 7th and 8th grade and 4 years of high school. He made every student feel special and talented. Art was my favorite class. Science, however was my major and I became a Director of Cardio-Pulmonary Services. I thought of Mr. Stone often and with fondness since my graduation. His class was a refuge for me in those stormy years. He was soft spoken and kind. I thought him an honorable man. Thank you for sharing his life with us all. He made a difference. With kind thoughts, Dianne (Coffman) Lynch Class of 1970


Margaret Johann posted on 1/1/00

To the Family: I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Stone. He was a patient teacher and I truly enjoyed taking multiple classes in high school under his guidance. Although I had a small amount of artistic talent, I did not discover until after my own father's death that working with wood was what I enjoyed the most.I did not realize Mr. Stone found joy in this media as well. When I look back on those years as his student, I wish that there had been additional opportunities to learn from him. He made an impact on me and as a result of that impact, I have continued my own artistic journey. My heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends at his passing.


Linda Shaw posted on 1/1/00

Brenda, I'm so sorry to hear your father-in-law passed. I hope you and your family will allow good and happy memories to crowd out the sorrow you feel. Take care of each other. Good bless you. Linda (Voices)