Robert Stone

Saturday, September 28, 2002

COBDEN, Ill. -- The funeral for Robert Stone of Cobden will be held at 3 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden. The Rev. Gene Hart will officiate. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery, with military honors by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna, Ill.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of service.

Stone, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Alto Pass, Ill., son of Frank and Sophia Dangbar Stone. He and Lula Mae Barker were married May 6, 1939, in Jackson. She died Oct. 28, 1983.

Stone was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Robert "Jumbo" Stone of Cobden; three daughters, Bonnie Hankey of St. Louis, Edith Hartsock of Jonesboro, Ill., Frieda Talley of Cobden; a stepdaughter, Mary Morgan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 28 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, a brother, and a grandchild.