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John Stone

January 22, 1946 - April 25, 2010

SPRINGFIELD – John Phil Stone Sr., 64, of Springfield died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 22, 1946, in Springfield, the son of John Leo and Joan Roberts Stone. He married Diana Stairs on June 24, 1967.

His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Stone retired from the 183rd Fighter Wing, Air National Guard as a shop chief in the jet engine department. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was a member of Riverton Christian Church, Spring River Club, AC Club in Riverton, VFW Northenders and was an avid fisherman. He was a lifelong resident of the Springfield area.

Surviving are his wife, Diana Stone of Springfield; a daughter, Jill (Mike) Dorworth of Dawson, IL; a son, John (longtime companion, Suzy Burns) Stone Jr. of Springfield; two grandchildren, Morgan and Jacob; a sister, Sara (Nelson) Fernandez of Miami, FL; four brothers, Jim (Jane) Stone of Riverton, George (Diane) Stone of Spaulding, Chuck Stone of Riverton and Eric (Jennifer) Stone of Spaulding; aunts and uncles, John and Norma Roberts and Robin Roberts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will be hosting a memorial service at Riverton Christian Church Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., with a time of fellowship to follow. Grant Ray and Frank Lewis will be officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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