F. Richard Stone, 78, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away March 21, 2013, in Panama City Beach, Fla. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church. Dick was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Winfield, Kan., to Ervin G. Stone and Thelma (Boomershine) Stone. Following graduation from Winfield HS he attended Kansas State University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, ROTC, and played varsity baseball and basketball. He played basketball under Coach Tex Winter, was team captain of the 1956 Big 7 Championship team, and played in the inaugural game at Allen Field House against KU. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Following graduation he played minor league baseball for the Kansas City A's' farm team in Georgia, then entered the Air Force and served active duty for three years. While serving he was stationed in Tripoli, Libya and Zaragoza, Spain. On July 8, 1961, Dick married the love of his life, Katherine F. George at Second Presbyterian Church. They were blessed with 51 years together. Dick worked for Hallmark and Travelers Insurance Co., before spending 34 years with Capitol Federal Savings and Loan where he retired as VP and Branch Manager. Active in the Optimist Club, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Optimist Boys and Girls Home, and recently served as president of his home's association. A member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, he served as Deacon and Elder and initiated the Curbside Service. People will miss his warm, cheerful greeting on Sunday mornings. In retirement he enjoyed working at Costco, handing out samples, and relished the many friendships he made with coworkers. Dick was someone who customers, especially children, made a point to stop and see. We remember his love of sports, which carried over to his many years of coaching both his own kids' sports teams as well as teams of his friends' kids. Dick was always on the sidelines of his grandkids' sporting events, even attending sporting events of his grandkids' friends. Although not always successful, he loved fishing trips and golfing with family members and friends. In retirement, he and Katie enjoyed spending more time with their children and grandchildren. Together they shared memorable travels, with one of their favorites being vacationing at Panama City Beach, Fla. Dick was a kind, humble, gracious and positive man and his personality was infectious to anyone around him. Those who knew him will remember his sincere interest and compassion for others. Dick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Katie, brother, John (Jan), children. Susan Braun (Steve), Nancy Fain (Jamie) and Doug (Nancy), his grandchildren, Eric, Isaac, Emery and Jacob Braun, Hannah, Braden and Molly Fain, Morgan, Hailey, and Maddy Stone, and cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Contributions may be made to Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall, Overland Park, KS 66207, or The Ahearn Fund - Dick Stone Memorial, mailed to The Ahearn Fund, Attn.: Andrew Hamor, K-State Athletics, 1800 College Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.