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Elmer H. Stoner, 1893-1962
The Seymour Herald – 30 August 1962
Elmer H. Stoner
Elmer H., youngest son of Samuel and LaAnna Stoner, was born near Jerome, April 14, 1893, and passed away at the Wayne county hospital in Corydon Aug. 21, 1962, at the age of 69 years, four months and seven days.
He was united in marriage to Nettie Crouch May 5, 1921, who survives him. To this union were born three daughters, Blanche Ellis, Marie Stanton and Coleen.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Coleen; his father and mother, one brother, Robert L., and one sister, Marcia Crouch.
He leaves his wife, Nettie, two daughters, Mrs. Marie Stanton of Seymour and Mrs. Blanche Ellis of Allerton; two sons-in-law, James Stanton of Seymour and Virgil Ellis of Allerton; three grandchildren, Lary James and Jo Marlene Stanton and Connie Sue Ellis; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Crouch of Seymour, nieces and nephews, several cousins and a host of friends.
During the winter of 1925 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 unto condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Also in the Epistle to the Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse 8 and 9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.”
He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a victim of f lingering illness and he met each day of suffering with courage, strengthened by the care of his loving wife, who stayed with him constantly.
Rev. David Lawrence of Centerville officiated at the funeral at the Liggett Funeral home Thursday, Aug. 23. Burial was in Jerome cemetery. Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence sang the hymns.
Paul bearers were Kenneth Owen, Carl Hamm, Home Andrews, Bert Voyce, Harold McElvain and Elmer Elliott. Friends who assisted with the flowers wee Mrs. Clement Davis, Mrs. Russell Phillips, Mrs. Homer Andrews and Mrs. Charles Burkhiser Jr.