Barbara Stone, 79, of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Barbara Ann Hedeen was born August 2, 1933, in Kadoka, the daughter of Roy M. and Margaret (Nielsen) Hedeen. She grew up in Kadoka, graduating from Kadoka High School in 1951.
Barbara was united in marriage to Eldon “Gene” Stone on June 8, 1953, in Rapid City, and they were happily married for 58 years.
She lived most of her life in Kadoka, except for about 20 years, when she moved with Gene as he found more exciting teaching and coaching positions.
She was always a hardworking woman, holding down many jobs while raising a loving family. Her family was her first love, but the children in the community were always her second. Many children and young adults own blankets and quilts, that have been crocheted or embroidered by her loving hands. Her greatest enjoyment was her reading. She looked forward to the new books she found at the library.
She was a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Penrose, Colo.
Survivors include five sons, Bill Stone of Kadoka, Cliff Stone of Kadoka, Jody Stone and his wife, Sunday, of Hot Springs, Jerome “Zeke” Stone of Kadoka, and Brad Stone and his wife, Kristie, of Kadoka; three daughters, Chris Cope and her husband, Drew, of Evanston, Wyo., Cathy Stone of Kadoka, and Laurie Prichard and her husband, Cleve, of Kadoka; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Olney and her husband, Russ, of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Stone, on February 19, 2012; her daughter, Peggy Stone; a grandson, Todd Prichard; and two sisters, Ethel Anderson and Delores Smith.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 1, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Interment will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhom.com