Harold Stone

Obituary

Harold Durant Stone

1925 - 2013

Harold Durant Stone of Kenosha, Wis., and Mangum, Okla., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Hospice Quality Care in Oklahoma City after a long illness and succumbing to pneumonia.

Born on Oct. 2, 1925, in Bartlett, Texas, he was the son of the late John V. and Helen Stone. Harold attended school in Belton, Texas and entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 at 17 because he wanted to serve his country like his two older brothers. After completing his Naval training in San Diego, Calif., Harold was stationed in Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Johnson Islands, Atoll Islands, and served on many ships in the Admirals fleet during World War II. Harold met and married Sarah Catherine Fulton in 1952 while stationed at the U.S. Naval Base in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. During Harolds long career in the Navy, he was stationed at various U.S. Naval bases in the U.S. and around the world. Harold retired as Radioman Chief from the Navy in 1969 and settled with family in Mangum, Oklahoma where he began farming and ranching. He joined a cattle business with his brothers James, Dean, and Charles, and also worked with James at the Stone Veterinary Clinic. Harold was a devoted husband and father who also led an active life in the Mangum community as a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club.

When Catherines health began to fail in 2001, the couple moved to Kenosha, Wis., to be with their son and grandsons. After Catherine passed away in 2010, Harold returned to Oklahoma to live in Choctaw with his daughter and son-in-law. The legacy of his love, kindness, strength and humility will always be remembered.

Harold is survived by his son, Dr. Christopher Stone of Kenosha, Wis.; daughter, Jane (James) Baldwin of Choctaw, Okla.; grandsons, Ryan and Connor Stone of Racine, Wis.; brother, James (Joan) Stone of Mangum, Okla.; sister, Barbara (Hurchel) Caldwell of Lawton, Okla.; brother-in-law, Robert Winchell of Kingston, N.Y., and 26 beloved nieces and nephews. Proceeding him in death was his cherished wife, Sarah Catherine; brothers, Billy Eugene Stone, Charles Ray Stone, and John Dean Stone; and sister Mary Helen (Stone) Winchell.

The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013. at the 1st United Methodist Church, Mangum, Okla., Rev. Marsha Purtell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial remembrances to the first United Methodist Church, Mangum, Oklahoma, and the Intensive Care Nurses Educational Fund, United Hospital System, Kenosha, Wis.

Ford Funeral Service

305 S. Sooner Rd.

Midwest City, OK 73110
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Feb. 23, 2013
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