Rosa Lee Stone, 91 was born June 1, 1922 to John Taylor Kane Sr. and Irene Monteau Kane and passed away July 13, 2013 in Beaumont, TX. Mrs. Stone was a long-time resident of the Beaumont area and was co-owner of Tide Meat Packing Company. She served as Past President of the American Business Women's Association, was two-time Woman of the Year and a member of their Hall of Fame. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 17 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 11:30 AM at Hooks Cemetery off Hwy 69, Kountze, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be 5:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Stone is survived by her son, Dale Lee Cudd; grandson, Kyle Knupple, 2 great-grandchildren; her brother, John T. Kane Jr. and her sister, Irene Merchant and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale H. Stone; daughters, Deborah K. Rowden and Dee Ann Knupple; sisters, Gloria Kersh and Annabelle Nicar and brother, Donald Teddy Kane.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 14, 2013