Elma H. Stone

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Elma H. Stone, 97, of Lewistown, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown.

She was born July 26, 1920 at Comstock, Nebraska to Frank and Kamila (Cernik) Hruby, the oldest of six children. She attended rural grade school there and later the Ord, Nebraska, high school.

On Sept. 30, 1938 she married Robert W. Stone.

They moved to California where Robert worked as a logger for a time. Then they moved to Judith Gap, Montana, where they ranched for many years before moving to Lewistown in 1958, where Robert was a cattle buyer up until his death in 1978.

She was very active in the Methodist Church and had served as past Worthy Matron of the Marie Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #36, 1986-1987.

She enjoyed baking and decorating cakes and mints, and also loved her garden and flowers.

She is survived by her son, Bob (Andra) Stone, and her daughter, Carolyn Stone, both of Lewistown, her grandson, Robert D. (Christie) Stone – children Mariah and Kaylee; granddaughter Amy (Bret) Miller – children Walker Evelyn and Conner; brothers Frank, Robert and Edwin and sisters Minnie and Evelyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert and a brother Robert.

Graveside services and Eastern Star Rites will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Judith Gap Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice, Methodist Church, or the charity of choice, and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home, which is assisting the family with arrangements.



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