JENNIE JUANITA STONE
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Services for Jennie Juanita Stone, 86, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Billy Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Stonewall. A rosary will be held at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Stone died Aug. 5, 2014 at her home.
She was born April 22, 1928, to Benny Lucero and Ida Martin Lucero in Trinidad, Colo. She graduated in 1946 from West High School in Denver, Colo.
Pat and Jennie met while working for the University of California at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of the Atomic Energy Commission. She married Pat Stone on Sept. 19, 1953, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mrs. Stone came to this area in 1970. She graduated from East Central University with a bachelor's degree in art in 1996 and was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority over 50 years.
She helped her husband, Pat, establish and run the Kentucky Fried Chicken business and has been a KFC franchisee for over 42 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she sang in the choir, helped with the annual Smorgasbord and was a member of the Golden Club.
Mrs. Stone also sang in "The Messiah" at East Central University and was a member of the Ada Artists Association.
Survivors include her husband, Pat Stone, of the home; two daughters, Donna Stone, Ada, and Sandra Pratt of Lindsay; two sons, Patrick Stone and wife, Lavanda, of Ada and Howard Stone and wife, Linda, of Ada; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Franklin Bynum, Doyle Sanders, Jay Hornbeck, Chuck Brand, Dan Hilgert and Bill Cavener. Honorary bearers will be Victor Bolin, Ken Maxwell, Matt Thomas, Jim Edwards, Roy Elmore, Carroll Stewart, Jack Whomble, Chad Sliger and members of the St. Joseph Choir.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.
The family says those who wish may make donations to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for diabetes, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104-9930.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Aug. 12, 2014