Estelle Stone, 88, of Murray, Ky., died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Spring Creek Heath Care.
She was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Calloway County to the late Hiram Edgar and Dessis (Houston) Shekell. She was raised in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and returned to Murray in the early 1940's. She was employed at several local restaurants, including Rudy's, Triangle Inn, and the Little Red Hen Café. She had also volunteered at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital for many years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, and dances at the Senior Citizen Center.
She married Rex T. Stone in 1945 and he had preceded her in death.
Ms. Stone is survived by one daughter, Carol Stone and special friend, Jimmy Garland, of Murray; two sons, Eddie Stone and wife, Judy, of Gilbertsville and Larry Stone and wife, Sandra, of Murray; three grandchildren, Venessa Stone, Brad Stone, and Daryl Eldridge; four great-grandchildren, Ricky Stone-Willie, Geoffrey Stone, Jenna Stone, and Ty Eldridge; and a special friend, Dorothy Bogard, of Murray.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sammy Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow Murray Memorial Gardens.
Music will be provided by Oneida White, vocalist and pianist. Serving as pallbearers will be Clayton Garland, Howard Duncan, Ricky Willie, Geoffrey Stone, Brad Stone, Stephen Downey and Daryl Eldridge.
Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of donations to Hospice, c/o Murray-Calloway County Hospital, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071.
Online condolences can be left at www.yorkfuneralhome.com. Blalock-Coleman & York are in charge of arrangements.
Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home
Murray Memorial Gardens