Marshall Allen Stoner, 87, North Vernon, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at his residence.
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Born July 8, 1925, in Hanover, he was the son of James Allen and Maggie Guynn Stoner. He married Marlene Showers on June 15, 1950, at First Baptist Church in North Vernon. She survives.
Marshall worked for Dave O'Mara for two years, leaving in 1992, and had previously worked at Dunlap Mechanical in Columbus for 24 years doing heating and air service work; he owned Stoner's Heating and Air from 1962 until 1967. He served in the U.S. Army and was a 1943 graduate of Vernon High School in Vernon. He was a member of First Baptist Church in North Vernon, Plumber and Pipefitters Union Local 440 in Indianapolis for 37 years and was a former member of North Vernon Masonic Lodge 59 Free & Accepted Masons in North Vernon. He enjoyed NASCAR and foreign cars, racing cars and was an Indiana University fan.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene Stoner of North Vernon; three daughters, Marshalene (Dean) Evans of North Vernon, Marketa Seville of Indianapolis and Melissa (Brian) Johnson of Westfield; three brothers, Herschel (Norma) Stoner and Jesse (Betty) Stoner, both of North Vernon, and Norman (Carolyn) Stoner of Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Kristina (Ben) Mosingo–Fitzgerald and Joshua (Cassie) Seville, both of North Vernon, Marisa Seville of Indianapolis, Zackery Seville of Seymour, and Riley Johnson of Westfield; and two great-grandchildren, Hallie and Paxton Seville, both of North Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael Allen and Malcomb Lee Stoner; and one brother, Marvin Stoner.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.
Monday at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, North Vernon, with the Rev. Mike Cole officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, with members of Matt Hester Post 2021 Veterans of Foreign Wars providing military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Premier Hospice in Seymour or First Baptist Church, North Vernon.
You are invited to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.
Published in Tribune from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2013