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Clarence R. Stone

Born: Tue., Jul. 5, 1927
Died: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Location: Hamilton Church

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Clarence R. Stone, 91, of South Bend, passed away on Friday, January 18th at Sanctuary of St. Paul’s, following an extended illness.

 Clarence was born on July 5, 1927, in Argos, IN. to the late C. Edgar and Ethel (See) Stone.

 On August 8, 1946, in South Bend, he married Beverly Kleine. His loving wife, Beverly survives along with their daughter, Peggy (Allen) Schieber of Logansport, IN. and their son, Douglas (Twila) Stone of New Carlisle, IN. Clarence is also survived by his loving grand-children; Melissa Kissling, Amy Myers, Kiel Stone and Erika Thornton, along with his great-grandchildren; Jacob Kissling, Molly Kissling, William Myers, Mekenzie Thornton and Colton Thornton. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Arthur C. Stone and H. Ellsworth Stone.

 Clarence and Beverly have lived in South Bend since 1950, coming from Plymouth, IN.

 Clarence, proudly served in the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1947.

 He retired from farming and was a contract school bus driver, owned his bus, with the South Bend Community School Corporation, Bus #23.

 Clarence was a member of the Farm Bureau and a past member of Lydick Lions Club.

 He enjoyed farming, gardening, restoring old tractors, but especially loved spending time with his family.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hamilton Church, 31519 Chicago Trail, New Carlisle, IN. 46552 or to donor choice.

 Visitation for Clarence will be Friday, January 25, 2019, 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel”, located at 23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road, South Bend, IN.

 Funeral Services will take place Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Hamilton Church, 31519 Chicago Trail, New Carlisle, IN., with Pastor Terry Bucholtz, officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Hamilton Church Cemetery, following the service.

 The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Stone family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website:www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com


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Dawn Fisher
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
Dear Peggy,
I'm sorry I wasn't able to travel to South Bend last night. I just now opened the email from the funeral home's website and realized the flowers I ordered were sent to the church yesterday - so I feel very bad that they weren't there for the visitation. But please know that we are all thinking of you. I'm traveling to Indy with Sarah who has an interview for the 500 Princess program this morning but will keep you close in my thoughts. My dad's funeral was 40 years ago this coming week. There was at least two feet of snow on the ground - I remember helping push the ambulance out of a snow drift in front of our house (sudden heart attack at 46) and snow past my knees as we picked out cemetery space for him. And it was every bit as cold as it is today. Brrrr! My mom's funeral was five years ago last week -after being delayed a week by a snowstorm. As cold as it was the day we buried her - I will never forget the crispness of the air - almost like an electricity is was so quiet - and the beauty of the cemetery covered in snow contrasted by the bright blue sky - I felt a great peace that after a long 35 years wait, they were together again. As hard as it is to lose them both and bury them together - I hope that you will take comfort in the fact that their separation was brief and their earthly bodies have been restored and their souls set free to experience the eternity that our Heavenly Father has planned. Though I never met them, their obituaries give a glimpse that you were raised in a wonderful home - and I feel as if I know them through the strong work ethic, values, loyalty to friends that you have displayed during our Tri Kappa friendship the past 30-something years. Praying for peace and comfort to. You, Allen, your girls and those precious grandkids! Tri Kappa love and friendship, Dawn

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