The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


July 17, 2014

Wilbur Gene 'Stoney' Stone

Jan. 14, 1931 - July 15, 2014

ANDERSON — Wilbur Gene “Stoney” Stone, 83, Anderson, passed away at Community Hospital Anderson on July 15, 2014.

He was born to the late Wilbur and Leafa (Harder) Stone on Jan. 14, 1931, in Canton, Ill. Gene was brought into this world on his dad’s birthday and taken on his mother’s birthday. Gene and his family moved to Kentucky then to Indiana where he graduated from Fairmount High School, Class of 1949. After high school, Gene joined and proudly served in the United States Navy. He later went to work and retired from Delco Remy as a general supervisor. During retirement, Gene enjoyed working at New Venture Gear in Muncie, Carquest of Anderson, and General Motors delivering parts. He also volunteered at Book Nook of Anderson. Gene was an active and devoted member of Mounds Baptist Church.

Gene had a few hobbies he enjoyed in his spare time. He liked to garden and work in the yard. He was also a sports fan, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, the Pacers, and the Colts, but most of all, Gene loved spending time with his family. He would take his grandkids fishing, camping, and to Dunkin Donuts, just to mention a few. Gene was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend in which so many memories will be treasured.

Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 62 years, Ruth (Eller) Stone; son, David (Lisa) Stone of Michigan; daughters, Vicki (Phil) Simpson of Texas and Debbie (Tim) Vermillion of Anderson; grandchildren, Seth (Beth) Stone, Emily (Lance) Cole, Cullom Simpson, Krystal (Cory) Wilson, and Matt Vermillion; great-grandchild, Kelty Stone; his 98-year-old aunt, Florabelle Holder; best friends from high school, Howard and Phyllis Martz; and friends, Neil Sullivan and Sherm McCrary.

Visitation will be at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 504 W. Ninth St., Anderson, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. The family is honored to have Pastor Cliff Richardson officiating the service. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266 will be conducting military honors at Bronnenberg Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

A special thanks to Countryside Manor Health & Living, Rehab and Administration, Community Hospital ICU nursing staff, Dr. Andrew Ritchison, Dr. Richard Chambers, and Dr. Jan Hummer.

Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services was honored to serve the family of Wilbur Gene Stone.

Post online condolences at

Text Only
  • Obituaries: July 31

    Obituaries for Jeanette Irene Hensley, Paul G. Jester, Madeline Noel Newman and Cynthia Ferne Snyder are published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • Pending obituary: July 31

    The following pending obituary is published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • Funerals: July 31 Funeral services and visitation hours as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • OBT HB0731 Jeanette Hensley te Jeanette Irene Hensley Jeanette Irene Hensley, 94, of Anderson passed away July 29, 2014, at Countryside Manor.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Madeline Noel Newman Madeline Noel Newman, infant daughter of Brandon Newman and Nancy Harrison, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis.

    July 30, 2014

  • OBT HB0731 Cynthia Snyder Cynthia Ferne Snyder Cynthia "Cindy" Ferne (Heath) Snyder, 72, of Anderson, died July 29, 2014, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obituaries: July 30

    Obituaries for Norman Copeland, Frank Davenport, James Flesher, David Johnson, Richard Jones, Mildred Livingston and Carmen Webb are published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • Funerals: July 30 Funeral services and visitation hours as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 30, 2014

  • David E. Johnson David Eugene Johnson, 71, of Anderson died July 25, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness.

    July 30, 2014

  • Norman Wayne Copeland Norman Wayne Copeland, 82, of Muncie, died July 26, 2014, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

    July 30, 2014

Obituary Policy
  • Obituary policy

    The Herald Bulletin publishes local basic obituaries, pending death notices and funeral service listings free of charge. Extended obituaries are offered for a fee. Call your funeral home or The Herald Bulletin at 640-4800 for more information.

    Anonymous The Herald Bulletin Mon, January 27
    1 Photo
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide