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Edgar W. Stone, 1910-1985
Centerville Daily Iowegian – 15 October 1985
Edgar W. Stone
Edgar Stone was born October 5, 1910 at Achillis, Kansas, the son of Clara Burns and Samuel Stone. He passed away October 8, 1985 at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon at the age of 75 years and 4 days.
As a very small boy the family moved to Summer, Nebraska where they lived for a year before buying at Amherst, Nebraska where he received his schooling and was living when he married Lora Carter at Grand Island, Nebraska. They spent a few years there farming during the depression. In 1940 he rented his uncle Charley Burns farm at Jerome, Iowa and worked at the mine. In 1958 they bought their present farm and have resided there since.
Preceding him were his parents, a baby sister, and three brothers, Carl, Raymond, and Lee.
Edgar leaves his wife Lora, son Harold and wife Sharon, three grandchildren; Wanita and Michael Gibbs of Promise City, Iowa; Annette of Canton, Missouri; and Peter stationed at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina and one great-granddaughter Trenna. Also two brothers Roy of Moulton, Iowa and Ernest of Elm Creek, Nebraska, two sisters Opal Ludwig of Browning, Missouri and Margaret Epp of Kearney, Nebraska and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Saturday, October 12, 1985, at 1:30 P.M. from the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour with Cortiss Fry, officiating. Organ selections “The Old Rugged Cross” and “What a Friend We Have In Jesus” were played. The pallbearers were: Michael Gibbs, Ronnie Ludwig, Larry Ludwig, Dean Ludwig, Jerry Ludwig and Sam Stone.
Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery at Jerome, Iowa.
There was a memorial to either the Wayne County Hospital or the Wayne County Cancer Society.
Gravestone of Edgar and Lora Stone
in the Jerome Cemetery
Row 3, Block 18, Lot 8