Jane E. Stonner, 89, of Marshall, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Marshall.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Pastor Scott Williams officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Association. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Miami, she was the daughter of the late George Neal Jackson and Ethel Susan Elizabeth Jackson. She was a graduate of Miami High School and attended Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg for two years. In 1944 she was offered a job in Washington, D.C. Legions of young women went to the Capitol to do the paperwork associated with the war. For four years, her job was writing letters in the War Department. In later years, she went back to college in Warrensburg and finished a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics with a minor in science. For a short time after the war, she taught home economics at Slater High School. On May 3, 1951, she married Roy M. Stonner who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1983. She then moved to Marshall and joined First United Methodist Church where twice she was president of United Methodist Women, and she worked in the sewing group that made quilts for the needy. She was a former member of Monday Club and a 62-year member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Laureate Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Past Matrons Club and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include two daughters, Leigh Lingwall of Hannibal and Susan Crepeau of Columbia; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Stone of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Jackson.