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Altamae Stone

d. June 2, 2008

Altamae Stone Altamae Stone of Neodesha, KS, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the Wilson Medical Cen-ter-Reece Campus. She was 90. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Mount Washington Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. Altamae was born March 7, 1918, in Greenwood County, KS, to Robert L. and Alice Os-burn Pettit. She moved to Neodesha when she was three years of age and later attended Central Grade School. She graduated from Neodesha High School and then attended Independence Junior College for one year before going to work for Rath Hardware in Neodesha. She was united in marriage to Oscar Lee Stone on July 9, 1940 in Fredonia, KS. Following her marriage, she worked for Hollis Hardware in Fredonia until the couple moved to Kansas City, MO. They lived in Kansas City for 32 years where she worked for the Vendo Company until the company moved to Texas. She and her husband also owned and operated O amp; A Lures and a bait and tackle shop on Truman Road until his death on January 2, 1965. Mrs. Stone worked for Bohart Music Co. in Kansas City until she moved back to Neodesha in 1971. After moving to Neodesha, she was employed at the Jerry F. Jordan Company until it closed. She has lived in Independence, KS, for the past four and a half years. She worked on the Wilson County Election Board for 22 years. Prior to that, she had worked on the Jackson County election board in Kansas City, MO. Altamae was an active member in the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolu-tion, Norman 1 Museum, the Neodesha Alumni Association and was a former member of the BPW and the agriculture
ision of the USDA. Survivors include one son, Michael L. Stone of Independence, KS; one daughter, Shirley M. Stone of Independence, MO; one brother, Robert L. Pettit of Alto, TX; one brother-in-law, Frank Stone of Alamo, TX; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mildred; and one brother, Gerald. Memorial contributions may be made to the W.A. Rankin Memorial Library.

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