Services for Mrs. Stone were held today at 11 a.m. on at United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends called on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was present. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com
Jean DeLoris Carpenter was born April 15, 1928 in West Concord, Minn., the daughter of Avery Wesley and Merle (Albaugh) Carpenter. She received her education at Rodman Country School near Rodman, where she graduated from high school.
On August 8, 1948, Jean was united in marriage to Keith Stone at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. The couple was blessed with eight children: Ronald, Darlene, Richard, Lori, Brenda, Dennis, Deb and Patti.
Jean's family was her entire life. She was a devoted mother who loved to care for her own children, and she operated a daycare service for the children of others. She took great pleasure in sewing and baking for her family. She grew vegetables and flowers in a large garden. She and Keith enjoyed square dancing, and liked to play cards. Jean was an avid Minnesota Twins baseball fan.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, the Mothers of Twins Club, and Good Sam's Camping Club. Her family was always first in her heart and she treasured the time she spent with them. Jean's kind and caring ways will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith; two sons, Ronald and Dennis; her grandson, Jeffrey Stough; her great-granddaughter, Ariel Connor; her brother, Paul; her father- and mother-in-law, Walter and Maggie Stone; and two brothers-in-law: Kenneth Robinson and Lee Lindsey.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Darlene Lara of Storm Lake; Richard (friend Trish Snyder) Stone of Peterson; Lori (Jay) Siefken of Cherokee; Brenda (Neal) Funck of Webb; Deb (Tony) Lanus, and Patti Farrell, both of Peterson; daughter-in-law Jane Kuchta of Fargo, N.D.; 18 grandchildren and 11great-grandchildren; brother Raymond (Phyllis) Carpenter of Emmetsburg; sisters: Betty Robinson of Everly; Cheryl (Allen) Shaw of Laurens; Marion (Gaylord) Lewis of Dickens; and Glenda Carpenter of Emmetsburg; extended family and many friends.