Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Goodbye friend

Theodore P. "Ted" Stone

Funeral services for Theodore P. "Ted" Stone, 85, of Montville Township, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., (Route 44, 500 ft. south of Route 6/Chardon Square), in Chardon.

Mr. Stone died April 15, 2006, at the family farm in Montville Township.

Born May 6, 1920, in Ashtabula, he had lived in his home, the family farm, in Montville Township, since 1933. He worked on that farm and passed away there.

He was an active member of the Montville Community Church and Hambden Congregational Church. At the age of 16, he became a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp, during World War II. Mr. Stone was the sole surviving founding member of the Montville Township Fire Department. He was a member of the Geauga County Farm Bureau, Western Reserve Co-Op, and former Montville Grange, where he was a past master. He loved to share fruits of his labors from both his vegetable and flower gardens. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was very proud of all of his accomplishments and enjoyed sharing memories with family and friends.

Mr. Stone was a truck driver for 42 years and a self-employed farmer since 1937. He drove truck for the Montville Milk Cartage in Montville, R.W. Sidley in Thompson and Rimes Trucking in Chardon.

Survivors are his wife, Joan L. (Bradshaw) Thomas, whom he married Dec. 4, 2005, at Old South Church; daughters, Carol (Ralph) Mausling of Perry and Martha (Daniel) Grondin of Florida; son, Theodore C. (Connie) Stone of Kent; uncle, John Stone of Florida; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and four stepgrandchildren.

His first wife, Edwina E. (Whitney) Stone, whom he married March 16, 1940, in Montville Township, died Aug. 6, 2000. His mother, Elizabeth Stone Sippola; grandson, Charles Ralph Mausling; and stepbrother, Charles Sippola, are also deceased.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Gretchen Wagner of Old South Church will officiate the services. Burial will be in Montville Cemetery in Montville Township.

The family requests you plant a flower or tree in his memory.

Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.

We will miss you Ted. You reminded us every day of what is important in life...family and friends. You made us feel less like fish out of water wanting to live in the country and raise a family. You made our friend, Joan, so so happy...for which there are not enough thank you's. We love you both and we are so sad to have to say goodbye. Rest in peace. And if you happen to see our Alex, give him a kiss and let him know mommy and daddy and Sam love him very much. Until we meet again...

1 comment:

Red Thomas said...

It was nice to see you, your Mom, and Dad at Burr's and again at the farm. My bride found your blog and I thought your entry was nice.