Opal Stone, 96, Hutchinson, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at Golden Plains Health Care Center in Hutchinson. She was born Dec. 13, 1913 at Lamar, Mo., the daughter of Floyd B. and Pearl Hall Fulps. She attended school in Lamar, Mo. She was a homemaker. She and her husband lived in Chanute from 1931-1955 where he farmed and later worked for Santa Fe Railroad. In 1955, they were transferred by the railroad to Burbank, Calif. She moved to Hutchinson in 1993.
She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Chanute.
She married Joseph T. Stone on June 14, 1930 in Lamar, Mo. He died June 29, 1973. Survivors include daughters Mary Reed, Hutchinson, and Vivian Brown, Bull Head City, Ariz.; sisters Ruby Carter, Pittsburg, Shirley Soloman, Chanute, and Louise Vaughn, Burbank, Calif.; four granddaughters Donna Hidecker (Charles), Laurie Powell (John), Debra Marsh, and Joanne Smith (Allen); eight great-grandchildren Carrie, Brandi, Brian, Casey, Ashley, Tiani, Sara and Christopher; and nine great great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Megan, Jessica, Taylor, T.J., Thomas, Cameron, Jaidyn, and Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and two sons-in-law, Jim Brown and Donald Reed.
Funeral will be 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at Elliott Mortuary, with Pastor Wayne Pittman presiding. Burial will be at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif. A visitation is planned 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Homecare of Reno County, and sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502. Friends may visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence for the family.