JAMES LEE STONE
James Lee STONE was born April 2, 1937 to Howard A. & Veda "Merle" STONE in Mount Ayr, Iowa. James departed this
life in Des Moines, Iowa at the V.A. Hospital on December 13, 2007 at 3:00 A.M.
James attended Mount Ayr, Omaha, and Iowa City schools. James then joined the Army in 1954. James was married to
Kathryn Kay ADKISSON on April 25, 1959. They had four children; Pamela K. STONE born June 5, 1960, Earl L. STONE
born July 23, 1961, Hazel A. STONE born July 12, 1962, and Max E. STONE born February 5, 1964.
James was preceded in death by his parents Howard & Veda "Merle" STONE; daughter Pamela and son Earl.
James is survived by his wife Kathryn STONE; daughter and son-in-law Hazel & Greg POWELL and his son and
daughter-in-law Max and Jodee STONE; grandchildren Courtney and Kaylee STONE and Ashley and Jarad DETTMANN; cousins
Philip and Milton STONE.
James was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. James will always be remembered for his stories and jokes. He
will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Services were held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 1:30 a.m. from Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home, Mount Ayr,
Iowa [interment Diagonal Cemetery, Diagonal, Iowa].
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Creston, Union County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ JAMES STONE, DIAGONAL
James STONE, 70, of Diagonal died Dec. 13, 2007, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Des Moines.
will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. The
Rev. Eydie STEPHENS will officiate the service. Burial will be in Diagonal Cemetery. Memorials may be left in his
name. Online condolences may be left under the obituary link at www.watsonarmstronghf.com.
James STONE, son of Merle
(Greene) and Howard STONE, was born April 2, 1937, in Mount Ayr. On April 25, 1959, James married Kathryn Kay
ADKISSON in Kellerton. He was an auto salesman.
Survivors include his wife Kathryn STONE of Diagonal; daughter
Hazel (husband Greg) POWELL of Diagonal; son Max (wife Jodee) STONE of Omaha, Neb.; two grandchildren and two
James was preceded in death by his parents, son Earl Lee STONE, and daugher Pamela Kay STONE.
Submission by Ann Wyer, July of 2012
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