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Lucresia "Lucretia" Stone

d. November 8, 2020

Lucretia Stone, age 86, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 4:31 a.m. surrounded by her family at her home in Dykersburg.

Those who know Lucretia knew she was born at home on April 29, 1934, also in Dykersburg to her parents R.E. and Verna (Parks) Tanner.

She married the love of her life Donald Stone on July 1, 1950. They shared 37 years together and raised four loving children, Sondra (Tom) Dooley of Marion, Jerry (Lisa) Stone of Marion, Melody Johnson of Stonefort and Angel Stone (Dave Poffenroth) of Stonefort.

Lucretia was the oldest living member of Indian Camp Church where she was also a member of the choir. She loved to sing and teach each of her 29 grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren a funny song about a little bird that never said a word. She also taught them the Lord’s Prayer.

Lucretia enjoyed life and many hobbies- crocheting sewing, painting and flower arranging. Many afternoons were spent making baby quilts for all of her grandchildren. At the age of 80, Lucretia took a road trip to Boise, Idaho to see her first great-great granddaughter. She has 18 great grandchildren. She spent many years babysitting her grandchildren while their parents worked.

Her beloved grandchildren, Adam Dooley of Andrew, Texas, Brandy (Kevin) Jakubowski of McCalla, Alabama, Jeri Beth (Steve) Denton of Marion, Treresa Stone of Victor, Montana, Katrina Stone of Victor, Montana, Patrick (Shelly) Johnson of Schofield, Wisconsin, Tiffiny (Ken) Kaltenbronn of Waterloo, Illinois, Danielle Johnson of Marion, ShoShanna Poffenroth of Stonefort, and Shy Poffenroth of Stonefort.

Lucretia traveled to Florida, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Texas and even Hawaii. She lived each day of her life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.E. and Verna Tanner; loving husband, Donald Stone “Stonie”; one child in infancy; brothers Woodrow Tanner and Marvin Tanner; son-in-law, Don Johnson; grandson Jesse Stone; and a grandchild in infancy.

Funeral Services will be held at Blue Funeral Home Marion on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Keith Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Coal Bank Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home Marion on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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