Lois J. Stone, 80, of Springfield, died at 3:33 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born October 17, 1931 in Greensburg, PA, to Richard and Ruth Schreckengast Gelin. She married John W. Stone on April 16, 1955 and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Laurine E. (Mark) McWilliams of Springfield and Brenda J. (Mark) Thompson of Sherman; two sons, David J. (Monica) Stone of St. Charles and Richard W. (Lee) Stone of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; nine grandchildren, Kellie and Kyle Schmidt, Erin (Joel) Foster, Kathryn and Andrea Thompson and Benjamin, Zachary, Alexandrea and Grant Stone. ; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, JoAnn Popplewell and Myrna Heyworth.
Lois was a registered nurse graduating from West Moreland Hospital in Greensburg, PA. She worked in obstetrics for fifteen years followed by twenty-eight years of orthopedics for Dr. C.J. Lynch.
Memorial Mass: 11 am, Thursday, May 31, 2012 at St. John Vianney Church with Monsignor Carl Kemme officiating. A celebration of Lois’ life will follow the mass in the parish center.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Vianney or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital