HAGERSTOWN, Ind. - Elizabeth "Beth" Stone, 94, of Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, Ind., died at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center.
She was born Jan. 17, 1917, in Roanoke, Va., to J. Alfred and Amy (Kuns) Flora.
Beth was a 1935 graduate of Madison High School in Trotwood, Ohio, and received her bachelor's degree from Manchester College in 1939.
She married Eugene H. "Gene" Stone in North Manchester on May 16, 1941; he died May 23, 2009. She was a longtime Manchester resident and lived several years in Hagerstown, Inda. She taught junior high in Cambridge City, Ind., 15 years. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren, and a former member of Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. She was also a member of the Indiana State Teacher's Association and the History Club. Beth liked to read, write spiritual journals and personal notes. She also enjoyed camping and backpacking. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by four children, Steve F. (Jane) Stone of Lexington, Ky., Rebecca (John) Flory of St. Paul, Minn., Christine (Michael) Elliott of Saranac, Mich., and Carolyn (Steve) Wieseke of Greens Fork, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Galen P. (LeAnne) Stone of Lexington, Matthew (Melissa) Flory of St. Louis Park, Minn., Jeffrey Flory of Washington, D.C., Chad (Nicole) Elliott of Saranac, Brian Wieseke of Connersville, Ind., Heidi (Eric) Dodson of Lexington, Suzanne Flory of St. Paul, Minn., Dene' (Ryan) Sweeney of Valley Center, Kan., Julie (Alfredo) Tobias of Centerville, Ind.; eight great-grandchildren, Lauren Dodson and Isaac Dodson, both of Lexington, Julia Christina Flory of St. Louis Park, Tyler Elliott, Addison Elliott and Alivia Elliott, all of Saranac, Kade Sweeney of Valley Center, Kan., and Sofia Tobias of Centerville.
Beth was preceded in death by her brother, J. Alfred Flora Jr.; sister, Virginia Sellers; and a grandson, Kevin Todd Wieseke.
Funeral services will be held at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East St., North Manchester, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, with Rev. Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Carol Pfeiffer officiating. Private burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Timbercrest.
Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, Ind.
Preferred memorials are Manchester College International Student Scholarship Fund or the charity of the donor's choice.
The memorial guest book for Beth may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com