Clara Rose Stone, 84, Jasper

Clara Rose StoneClara Rose Stone, 84, of Jasper, died Tuesday (August 22) at her home. She was born in Decatur, Indiana, to Ernest and Hazel Gribler. She married Mearle E. Stone Sr. May 20, 1978. He died December 22, 2008.

Clara worked as an office manager for Lake Clarke Gardens in Florida for approximately 35 years and then at Buehler’s IGA in Jasper for 10 years. She was a member of the Jasper Women of the Moose and she enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Stone and husband Mearle Jr., Stendal; two sons, Jim Manken and wife Joyce, Celestine, and John Manken and wife Carol, Grove City, Missouri; two step daughters, Nancy Colvin and Colleen Dollar, both of Williamstown, New Jersey; four step sons, Mearle Stone Jr. and wife Sharon, Stendal, Michael Stone and wife Angie, Pittman, New Jersey, and Danny and Brian Stone, both of West Palm Beach, Florida; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one step son, Tim Stone, one grandson, Leonard Johnston, three sisters, Edith Roehm, Norma Price, and Opal Gribler, and two brothers, John and Raymond Gribler.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Northside Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. A memorial service will be held by the Jasper Women of the Moose at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following at a later date.

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