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Allen R. Stone

Published: Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHERRY – Allen R. Stone, 62, of Cherry, died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after open-heart surgery.

Mr. Stone was born in Monmouth on Sept. 15, 1950, to Rolland C. and Marjorie (Hill) Stone. He married Rosalie Smith on June 9, 1978. He worked at Illinois Cement for 33 years and was a part-time farmer for the Gillan family in Cherry. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and United Steelworkers Union. He enjoyed family and friends. 

Mr. Stone is survived by his wife, Rosalie of Cherry; his mother, Marjorie Stone of Franklin Grove; three sons, Chad (Anna) Stone of Omaha, Neb., Richard Stone of Cherry, and Nathan Stone of Spring Valley; one daughter, Natalie (Doug) Lauck of Malden; nine grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley (Charles) Crabtree of Dixon. 

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Patricia Ann Stone; and one brother, David Eugene Stone. 

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Church in LaSalle with Pastor Betty Delgado officiating. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice. Pallbearers will be Simon Epps, Jim Lauer, Joe Pearson, Ed Burash, Floyd Ladson, Stan Carlson, Kenny Ladson, Andy Mier, Bob Myer, Jose Chavez, and Russell, Terry and Harold Smith.

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