Sunday, November 29, 2009

Robert L. Stoner, 1888-1949

Seymour Herald - 22 June 1949
  Robert L. Stoner, eldest son of Samuel and LaAnna Stoner, was born near Jerome Nov. 18, 1888, and passed away at the Veteran's hospital in Des Moines June 11, 1949, at the age of 60 years, six months and 24 days.
  He was united in marriage to Lottie Crouch May 5, 1921, who preceded him in death April 8, 1931. The deceased also was preceded in death by his father and mother.
  Mr. Stoner is survived by two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Crouch and Ethyl Stoner, and one brother, Elmer H. Stoner, all of Seymour; two nieces, Mrs. Blanche Ellis of Corydon and Mrs. Marie Stanton of Seymour. The deceased lived on a farm near Jerome until 1937 when he moved to Centerville where he lived until the time of his death.
  We are happy to say that during his last illness he confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, accepting God's way of salvation as set forth in the gospel of St. John, chapter 5, verse 24: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life," also in the Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 2 and verses 8 and 9: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of youselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast."
  Mr. Stoner served his country in the army during World War I. He was a kind and considerate neighbor, being ever ready to help cases of need and distress. He won a host of friends who mourn his loss.
  Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Jerome by the Rev. George T. Landis of Fayetteville, Pa. Pallbearers were Arthur Crouch, Clarence Crouch, Clement Davis, W. R. Hefner, Tom Owen and Kenneth Owen. Flower bearers were Mrs. Katie Stoner, Mrs. Louisa Crouch, Mrs. Ida McGavran and Mrs. Lillie Crouch.
Iowa Graves Registration Services Form
  Robert L. Stoner, Serial No. 3227425, entered service 27 May 1918 at Centerville, Iowa, and was discharged 10 January 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served as a Private in Company B, 37th Battalion, U.S. Guards. Charter Member  of American Legion Post, No. 180, Seymour, Iowa.

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