Helen M. Stone

Published: 7/22/2019 10:58:36 AM

STRAFFORD, VT — Helen May Stone, 97, of Miller Pond Road died peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Cedar Hill Nursing Home in Windsor, VT.

She was born September 6, 1921 in Barnard, VT the daughter of Alford D. and Alice (Murray) Manning. She received her education in North Randolph (VT) schools.

On March 16, 1940 she married Ernest Stone in Barre, VT. Mr. Stone died in 1988. After their marriage the couple made their home in South Barre, VT, and later in Websterville, VT. In 1943 the family moved to Strafford, and in 1946 to Miller Pond Road where they have made their home ever since. After raising their family, Mrs. Stone did housework for families in the Strafford and Thetford area. Mrs. Stone particularly loved children and animals. In her later years she enjoyed feeding and watching birds. She was a member of Tops, the Good Sam Club, and enjoyed senior lunches at Barrett Hall.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Warden of Barnet, VT, and Pauline Smith of Gorham, ME, seven sons, Alford Stone of Thetford, VT, Allen Stone of Wolcott, ND, Robert Stone and Russell Stone both of Strafford, VT, David Stone of West Fairlee, VT, Vernal Stone of Vershire, VT, and Douglas Stone of Thetford Center, VT, a brother, Walter Manning of Bradford, VT, a sister, Ada Race of Strafford, VT, 27 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-great-grandchildren, and numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Duane Stone, a daughter, Elaine Hodge, a brother, Arvin Manning, two sisters, Ida Lawrence and June Chamberlain, as well as 3 infant siblings, and two granddaughters, Laurie Hook and Sandy Partington.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 25th at 1 pm in the Post Mills Congregational Church, Post Mills, VT. Friends may call Wednesday evening, July 24th from 6-8 pm at Hale Funeral Home, 187 Upper Plain, Bradford, VT.

Donations in Mrs. Stone’s memory may be made to the Strafford Senior Meals, in care of Vicki Eastman, 36 Pennock Road, Strafford, VT 05072.

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