Irene Kingsley Stone © Enid News and Eagle 03-07-2017 Submitted by: Glenn
Irene Stone was born March 28, 1926, to Garrie and Leta Kingsley. She died March 5, 2017, in Enid.
She graduated from Nash High School and attended Phillip's University, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Education. She later went to Northwestern State University at Alva and received her Masters Degree in Library Science. Irene started her teaching career in a small rural school named Prairie Valley. She and her family later moved to Waukomis, where she taught 3rd and 5th grades. From there, she taught at Harrison Elementary before moving to Pioneer-Pleasant Vale where she was the librarian and taught 7th & 8th grade English. Irene was an active member of the OEA, state retired teachers, and Garfield retired teachers, She served these organizations in a variety of capacities including president, secretary, and treasurer. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved to make jelly and candy for everyone. While living at the Commons, she was active in a host of activities from cards, bingo, serving, baking, and taking care of the library.
Surviving are her son, Ron, grandaughter Kindann and husband Felipe Barahona of Cabot, Ark., and grandaughter Heather and husband Peter Capelle of Mamaroneck, N.Y. and their two children, Luca and Spencer. Irene Married Harlen Stone Dec. 21, 1947 at Nash.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harlen, mother Leta and father Garrie Kingsley, sister Arlene Bachman, and daughter-in-law Pam Stone. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Wilson Funeral Home in Pond Creek.
The Graveside Service is 2 p.m. Thursday March 9, 2017, at the New Home Cemetery at Nash. The Pastor Dave Jones will officiate.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pam Stone Memorial Scholarship Fund, at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Nash.
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