Margaret Stone

July 25, 1937 ‒ December 27, 2018

Lucas, Ohio

LUCAS: Margaret Ann Stone, age 81, passed away early Thursday, December 27, 2018 from Crestwood Care Center in Shelby following an extended illness.

She was born July 25, 1937 to parents Walter O. & Mildred L. (Wolff) Terman in Lexington. After Margaret graduated Lexington High School with the class of 1955, she earned her nursing degree from Mid Ohio Practical Nursing Program. Margaret worked at Mansfield General for over 27 years until retiring in 1992.

On October 15, 1955, she married Robert Lee Stone and they shared 50 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2006. They are now together again.

Margaret enjoyed sewing, golfing, and bowling with the Mansfield Morning League. She attended Woodville Grace Brethren and was active with Girl Scouts, 4-H, and Jugs Corners Grange. But above all, Margaret cherished spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children Barbara Schaad of Mansfield, Fred & Joy Stone of Lucas, Vickie & Rick Hunt of Lucas and Ted & Linda Stone of Mansfield; grandchildren David & Jennifer Schaad, Angela Schaad, Steven & Cristine Keever, Jeff & Amy Keever, Audra & Jerry Pritchard, Heath & Jenny Stone, Jerrod & Jamie Stone, Nick & Sam Stone, Alia Stone (fiancé Jory Ross), Sarah & Todd Oswalt, Jacque & Jeremy Arnold, Brian Hunt, Tiffany & Jesse Huntsman, Tara Stone, and Tia & James Bailey; 32 great grandchildren with one on the way; sisters Mary & Gene Heidlebaugh of Lexington and Jane Beuk of Mobile, AL; brother-in-law Cloyd Huvler of Lexington; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Phyllis Keever, and siblings Martha Nordstrom, Olen Terman, and Myrle Huvler.

The family will receive friends 3-4pm Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service honoring Margaret’s life will begin at 4pm with Pastor Jim Berry officiating.

For contributions in her memory, please make checks payable to Catholic Charities or 4-H Richland County and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904. Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Margaret’s family and encourage you to share a memory with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Dear Friends,
    I can remember when we all belonged to the Congregational Church in Lexington and you lived next to your Grandma and Grandpa Stone in the house your dad built. We would watch our dad’s play softball in the church league and play tag. As kids we had a such a good time, you would come to our house for picnics and homemade ice cream. when our dad was in a bad car accident it was your dad and Billy West who helped rebuild our garage.
    Your mom had the best sense of humor and loved to laugh. We were so blessed to be a part of your lives.
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace

  • Sincere Sympathy for all of Margaret’s family. I have enjoyed knowing Margaret since we were in the first grade at Lexington Village School in 1943. It is with great sadness I am thinking of her being gone from this life… but with Praise and Rejoicing knowing our Heavenly Father has received her into her eternal home. Your mother was a wonderful person always. Such a happy, strong person as long as I have known her.
    With love to all, Carol Wright Hager ~ Lebanon, OH

  • You all our in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you all close and give you comfort. I will continue to miss my dear Aunt Margaret and her sense of humor! We spent alot of our growing up years together at her house or them at mom and dads. I’m sure she was greeted in heaven with joy from her loved ones and mine! Love always Brenda and Dave Thompson family

  • I often tell people that I was raised by a village of women, and in the absence of my biological mom, it was true. Many women worked together to build the person I am today… but Grandma was the biggest influence. She taught me unconditional love. And how to be stubborn- a trait shared by all Stones- but mostly unconditional love.

    Grandma could look at a person, and it isn’t that she didn’t see their weaknesses… it’s that she loved them despite it. She loved so many.

    I was a weird kid… I’m probably still weird, if I’m being honest. I always had my nose in a book, and I’d wander outside for hours just looking at things. I worried about the why of things more than most. Grandma would buy me books at garage sales, and talk about life and family and philosophy with me, even when she had a thousand other things to do.

    I asked her once why she needed 79 blankets in her house (after having to launder all of them), and she said you never know who might need a place to stay. She gave me a place to stay more than once in my life, and to this day I have two closets of blankets and a seat at my table for anyone that comes by. My Grandma taught me that, and I’m teaching it to my own daughter.

    I left home after high school, and have been around the world. Throughout that time, I have told stories about Grandma to anyone who would listen. About her gardening in her bra (because, you know, it covers the same parts as a bathing suit). About the prom dress she made me from an old thrift store find that made me feel like a princess. About searching her house for Christmas presents for a week because she would buy all year and hide them, so it would be a scavenger hunt at the last minute. If I ever had a problem, or had something happy to share… Grandma was always the first person I wanted to talk to. I remember crying the day I called her old number, which I still remember, and the line was disconnected. I called her at least once a week my whole life until then. We talked about everything. She would always worry about my phone bill… I never could make her understand that cell phones don’t charge long distance rates.

    There was a time that I dropped off some corn, and I left a note for her on her white board that said, “Came by to see you. Give me a call. Love, your favorite granddaughter.” Well, I found out she called Audra, and I teased her about it for years. It is a memory that makes me laugh, because she would get so flustered and start talking about handwriting. But, that’s the thing about unconditional love… there is never any room for doubt. I never once doubted her love for me, even though there were times I felt I didn’t deserve it.

    Grandma empowered me to take big risks, because I knew I had her unconditional support, even if I failed.

    I don’t know what happens when you die. I like to picture Grandma reuniting with Grandpa, Aunt Phyllis and her siblings that went before her. I do know that she will live on in the people who were blessed enough to feel the gift of her unconditional love.

  • The Stone Family,

    Sincere sympathy to the family, remembering Margaret for the sweet person she was. She always had a kind word to say and a sweet smile.

    May your special memories and God’s love bring you peace at this difficult time.

    God Bless,
    Cindy Alt

  • Fred and Joy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. May God bring you comfort. Love, Angela and Bob

  • Aunt Margaret always had a door open for someone in need. I was no exception. As a confused teenager, she took me in.
    She never seemed to answer any of my questions outright. All my questions was answered with a question. In turn it taught me think for myself and to assess a situation (That helped me in my nursing career). She taught me about inner beauty, gardening, penny pinching, having a good work ethic, and how to make spaghetti.
    Years later, as an adult, struggling with the forgiveness. She helped with that too.
    I’ve often thought about how my life would have been without her. I know it would not be good. All the good in me is because of her and the good Lord. I’ve had always had the upmost love and respect for her. She gave a listening ear to a young woman who needed to be heard.

  • I worked with Margaret for many years at Ohio Health. Such a wonderful, practical lady. God’s blessings to the family in this time of loss.

  • Dear Vickie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of you Mom. You were so good to her, I remember our talks about our Mothers
    You know she is safe and well now. Love, Pat weaver

  • To all of the Stone family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was a beautiful lady who had a beautiful soul. I am sure she will be greatly missed by all who new and loved her. May God give you peace and comfort during these trying times.

  • Vicky, Fred, and Ted,
    I just learned of your loss tonight. Please accept my condolences.
    Brenda Snavely Gerhart.

  • With love, from the Bailey family!

    She had a beautiful life and I’m so glad she is in heaven looking down on future generations to come. My condolences to Barb, Vickie, Fred and Dad (Ted). Grandma was the creator of memories for so many lives. Honored to be apart of this family and God gifting me with such a magnificent woman to call my Grandmother.

    Love,

    James, Tia, JJ and Madison Bailey