Richard Lee Stone died March 10, 2013, at his home in Rosebud, Mo. Richard was born on December 8, 1953, in Washington, Mo. He is the son of the late Russell and Lorene Branson Stone. On June 5, 1982, Richard was married to Mary Ann Burch at the Methodist Church in Red Bird, Mo.
Surviving Richard is his wife Mary Ann, a daughter Rhonda Jeffrey with her husband Monte and a son Richard with his wife Rachel. There are eight grandchildren Kara Murphy with her husband Bill, Alex Jeffrey and fiancAC.e Kena, Laurel Jeffrey, Mckinze Stone, Andrew Stone, Alyson Stone, Julia Stone, and Ahnika Stone and three great grand children Ian and Owen Murphy, and Kasten Jeffrey. Also surviving Richard are three sisters, Pat Medows and husband Charlie, Jackie Richardson, Sue Cook, one sister-in-law Sandy Stone and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Proceeding in death is his parents Russell and Lorene Stone, a brother Steve Stone, and a brother-in-law Ed Cook.
Richard served in the United States Navy. He worked for Missouri Farm Bureau as a claims investigator.
A visitation for Richard will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Sassmann's Funeral Home in Bland, Mo. Services for Richard will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from the First Baptist Church in Owensville. Interment will be in Oak Forest Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann Funeral Service in Belle and Bland.