Friday, February 5, 2010

Lora Alice Carter Stone, 1911-1994

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
  Lora A. Stone passed away Monday, August 1, 1994 at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 5 days at the Lucas County Health Center, Chariton, [Lucas County], Iowa. She was born October 26, 1911 at Dannebrog, [Howard County], Nebraska, the daughter of [Ambrose Geohegan] Miles and Cora [Alice] (Meader) Carter.
  She was united in marriage to Edgar W[alter] Stone [on 29 May 1936 in Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska], and he preceded her in death on October 9, 1985 [in Iowa with burial in the Jerome Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa]. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Dale; and seven brothers-in-law, Allen Harrison, Fred Ludwig, Richard Epp and Carl, Raymond, Ernest and Lee Stone.
  Lora is survived by her son, Harold and wife, Sharon of Powersville, Missouri; two granddaughters, Wanita and husband, Mike Gibbs of Promise City, Iowa, and Annette and husband, Mike Finlay of Loraine, Illinois; one grandson, Pete Stone of Allerton, Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Trenna Toni and Tyler Gibbs and Nicholas Stone and little friend, Sherry. Also surviving is one sister, Bertha Harrison of Fresno, California; sisters-in-law, Viola Carter of Pocatello, Idaho; Opal Ludwig of Browning, Missouri; Etta Stone of Elm Creek, Nebraska; Rosella Stone of Elm Creek, Nebraska; Margaret Epp of Kearney, Nebraska; Evelyn Stone of Lake Tahoe, California; and Babe Copass of Cozad, Nebraska; one brother-in-law, Roy Stone and wife Florence of Centerville, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  Lora was raised near Erickson, [Wheeler County], Nebraska and attended school at Erickson and Kearney, [Buffalo County], Nebraska. She and Edgar spent all of their married life engaged in farming, first in Nebraska, later in Missouri and finally settled in Iowa. She had continued to live on the farm they shared near Sewal [Wayne County, Iowa] until the time of her death.
  Lora's special joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to work in her garden and spent her winters at the quilting frames. She shared her handmade quilts with her family and has kept them all warm.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 3, 1994, at 1:30 p.m. from the Randolph Funeral Home, Seymour, [Wayne County, Iowa], with Rev. Susen LeBlanc officiating. The hymn "In The Garden" was played. Pallbearers were Pete Stone, Michael Gibbs, Mike Finlay, Sam Stone, Ronald Ludwig, Wayne Ludwig and Dean Ludwig. Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery, [Appanoose County, Iowa]. A memorial was established to a Scholarship Fund at the University of Utah. 
Notes for Lora A. Carter Stone
--1920 U.S. Federal Census, Clear Creek, Wheeler, Nebraska; Roll T625_1003, Page 1A; ED 268; Image 564 on 
--1930 U.S. Federal Census, Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska; Roll 1267; Page 20A; ED 26; Image 368.0 on 
--SSDI: Lora A. Stone, SSN: 484-84-0584 issued Iowa (1974), Born 26 Oct 1911, Died 1 Aug 1994, Last Residence: 50060 Corydon, Wayne, Iowa, USA
Notes for Edgar Walter Stone
--1910 U.S. Federal Census, Achilles, Rawlins, Kansas; Roll T624_453; Page 6A; ED 151; Image 267 on 
--1920 U.S. Federal Census, Wood River, Dawson, Nebraska; Roll T625_983; Page 11A; ED 116; Image 986 on
--1930 U.S. Federal Census, Grant, Buffalo, Nebraska; Roll 1267; Page 2A; ED 18; Image 184.0 on 
--SSDI: Edgar Stone, SSN: 507-14-8143 issued Nebraska (Before 1951), Born 5 Oct 1910, Died Oct 1985, Last Residence: 52589 Selma, Van Buren, Iowa, USA
Notes for Edgar & Lora Stone's Families
--OneWorldTree on 
--Unnamed Anonymous GEDCOM File on Ancestry World Tree Project.
--Carter & Damewood GEDCOM File posted 18 July 2007 by Judy Damewood.

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