Friday, November 18, 2016
Samuel Stoner, 1854-1931
Samuel Stoner, son of Noah and Catherine Stoner, was born in Jackson county, Ohio, March 8, 1854, and departed this life near Jerome, Iowa, June 4, 1931, aged 77 years, 2 months and 27 days.
He came with his parents to Appanoose county when six months of age, residing there until his death.
On September 24, 1887, he was united in marriage to La Anna Bollman and to this union four children were born: Robert, Mrs. Marcia Crouch, Ethel and Elmer. All with the wife were with him at time of death.
Also leaves two grand-daughters, Blanch and Marie Stoner.
He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. R. L. Stoner just two months ago.
He was one of a family of twelve children, four dying in infancy, and Mary, John and George deceased. Surviving are Mrs. J. B. McElvain, Mrs. G. B. VanDorn, Mrs. B. A. Morrison and Junetta.
He lived a clean, moral honest life, a good neighbor, kind father and husband. During his last illness he was convinced after all he needed a Savior. On February 16 he confessed Christ as he Savior and was very thankful for Jesus who said, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” St. John 14-6. “And neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4-12.
Funeral services were held at Jerome M. E. church conducted by W. W. White. Interment in Jerome cemetery.
Jerome Cemetery Gravestone of
Samuel and La Anna Bollman Stoner
Row 6, Block 17, Lot 5