L. J. "Bud" Stone, 86, of Sedalia died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.
Born April 25, 1926 in Clifton City, MO, a son of the late Lester A and Josephine (Altermontt) Stone, he attended school in Clifton City and graduated from Smithton High. After serving in World War II in the South Pacific as a naval radioman, he was honorably discharged in 1946 and on October 22, 1949. He was united in marriage to Lucille Kempf, who survives of the home. Starting married life in Sedalia, he was employed by Pittsburgh Corning glass factory until 1954, when an opportunity arose with the United States Postal Service, a career that lasted 31 years until his retirement in 1985. During his tenure as a letter carrier, he could often be seen going door to door along Broadway and the streets of eastern Sedalia.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: daughter, Linda Fay, and husband, Read, of Vancouver, WA; son, John Stone, and wife, Reva; daughter, Marcia Ingraham, and husband, Bill; and daughter, Karen Stone, all of Sedalia. These four children were the joy of his life and in return, they often looked into his crystal blue eyes for wisdom and guidance. Survivors also include nine grandchildren: Kris, Jamie, Danny, Margot, Marlo, MacKensie, Justin, Jason, and Johnny and nine Great Grand-children: Alina, Alden, Eilee, Austin, Chase, Will, Legacy, Easton, and Mollie, two brothers, Jack Stone and Bob Stone of Otterville, sister Mary Lee Schneider of Wichita, KS and Imogene Wessing of Pilot Grove.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Beulah Todd, 3 brothers: Jim Stone, Tom Stone and Harold Stone, and one grandson, Marcus Adam Struble.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Clifton City.
Prayers of the rosary will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 16th, with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.
McLaughlin Funeral Chapel
519 South Ohio Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Nov. 16, 2012