Memorial for James Stone ’58
Chatham, IL — James A. Stone, 89, of Chatham, died at 6:30 pm, Friday, July 27, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on September 23, 1928 in Springfield to August and Margaret (Rychel) Stone, and they preceded him in death. He married Lois M. Lyerla on December 19, 1953 and she preceded him in death on December 23, 2017. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Middleton.
He is survived by two daughters: Sheri (Steve) Hoff of Chatham and Lori (Kevin) Anderson of Springfield; one son, Rev. James Allen (Mavis) Stone, Sr. of Harrisburg, IL; eight grandchildren: Steven Hoff, Lisa Kaye Anderson, James Stone, Jr., Bethany Septer, Bradley Stone, Wesley "Augie", AJ and Austin Middleton; one sister, Shirley (Bob) Hill of Belleville; two brothers, Jerry (Marilyn) Stone of Brookfield, MO and Richard (Voncile) Stone of Belleville; one sister-in-law, Betty Smalley of Nokomis and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was a United States Army Veteran serving in the 33rd Infantry division during the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a Railroad Inspector for the ICC. He graduated Lanphier High School and attended Millikin University. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Chapter #27 in Sangamon County and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Chatham where he was involved in the Lutheran Layman's League. Jim loved to play golf, bowl, fish, play darts and cards and was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. He loved his grandkids and great grandkids.
Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, July 30, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Chatham.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church-Chatham with Reverend Clarence Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church-Chatham, the Korean War Veterans of Sangamon County or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.
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Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from July 29 to July 30, 2018