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Obituary: Mary Ruth Stone, 86, Adair Co., KY

Mrs. Stone was a faithful member of Columbia First Church of the Nazarene. She made many, many friends during her years as a school teacher and while working as a bookkeeper for leading Columbia businesses over the years. She and her husband, the late Reid Stone, are remember for the beautiful music they render at church and memorial services .

Mary Ruth Stone, 86, Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 6:20pmCT, at Summit Manor Health & Rehab in Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Robert McKenzie and Rev. Scott Ezell officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home after 5pmCT, Friday, February 19, 2010.

Mary Ruth Wells Stone, Adair Co., KY (1923-2010)

Mary Ruth Wells Stone was the daughter of Walter B. and Mattie Capps Wells. She was born in Cumberland Co., KY, on Thursday, May 24, 1923, and died Tuesday, February 16, 2010, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 86 years, 8 months, and 23 days.

She was the widow of Reid Stone, who preceded her in death in 1989. The Stones were frequently featured rendering sacred music in churches and were often called upon for special music at funeral services in the area.

She was also preceded in death by twp brother, Murrell Wells and Norman Wells.

She was a former school teacher and was a bookkeeper for a number of leading Columbia businesses over the years, including Flowers Ford, Don Franklin Ford, Durham Grocery, and Columbia Candy Company.

She was a faithful member of the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene until her health failed.

She is survived by the following:
  • A niece: Marsha Roberts and her husband James Roberts, Columbia, KY

  • A great-nephew: Jamison Roberts, Columbia, KY

  • And many relatives and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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