Jessie Merle Stone, 91, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Licking Park Manor.

She was born March 3, 1922, near Edgar Springs, daughter of Clifton G. and Pearl R. Craddock Edgar. She married Ralph Stone.

She was a lifelong member of the Licking Assembly of God. She was housekeeper and babysitter for other families. She resided at the family farm, where she enjoyed gardening and spending time with family until health issues caused her to move to Licking Residential Center in 2005. She was recently a resident of Licking Park Manor.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband, Ralph; her sisters, Fern, Lois and Velma; and a brother, William Edgar.

Survivors include three children, Gerald Stone of Licking, Ronald Stone of Hollister and Amelia Allen of Galena; and many other family members.

Services were Tuesday, June 18, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Licking Cemetery.

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