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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Mourns the Passing of John Stone

John E. Stone Sr. of Pomona, Kan., passed away Sunday (May 4,

John was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Wapella, the son of William and Ella Stone.
He was the youngest of 14 children. He graduated from Wapella High School
in 1936. He served in the-;United States Army and Navy during World War II.
Learning the vocation as an aviation machinist he later owned and operated
his own machine tool business and practiced his trade throughout the Kansas,
Missouri and Arkansas region. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Kathryn, of 42 years, and a daughter, Marsha. He is survived by sons,
William Franklin of Gardnerville, Nev., and John Jr. of Overland Park, Kan.

John loved kids and young people and recently had donated his entire stock
of wood-working equipment to the Pomona Kansas High School Shop Program.

A good Dad, a good provider, John will be missed by family, friends, and
colleagues alike.

John will rest in peace next to his wife Kathryn at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas
City, Kan.

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