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Evelyn Lillie "Stoney"
Sep 14, 1912 - Feb 21, 2017
Posted by: Sharon Ingle
Evelyn Lillie Stone (Stoney) of Talihina, Oklahoma, died
February 21st, 2017 at the wonderful age of 104. She was born
September 14th, 1912, in Madison, Nebraska, to William and Ann
Louisa Botteicher. She came to Oklahoma at the age of 12 and
they resided in Howe, Oklahoma. She married Dewey Stone, the
love of her life at the age of 18 and they celebrated 67 years
of marriage until he passed away.
Survivors include: Daughter Lana Stone, Talihina, Oklahoma;
Grandson Jimmy and Teresa Bryant, OKC, OK; Granddaughter, Tia
and David Sipe, Talihina, Oklahoma; Great Grandsons, Matthew
Bryant, McAlester, OK; Dusty Bryant, Del City, OK; Joshua and
Rheana Bryant, Blanchard, OK; Bailey Zachary, Talihina,
Oklahoma. Great-Great Grandchildren include: Bentlee, Oaklynn,
Reece, Colton, Raylee, Jagger, and Jolee Kait.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, William and An
Louisa Botteicher; Husband, Dewey Stone; 2 brothers, 1 sister
and many loved ones.
Evelyn was a caring, loving woman who always had a kind word and
smile for everyone. SHe was always "helping the elderly" through
the age of 90 until the family took her driver's license away.
Her passion was music and she was the piano player for the
Presbyterian Church, Methodist Church, Nursing Home, Veteran's
Center and anyone who would listen. She retired after 24 years
at the TB Sanitorium/Veterans Center. She would spend her lunch
hour running errands for the patients. She was with the Retired
Senior Volunteer Program for 6 years, volunteered as a cook for
the Talihina Senior Citizens Group every Wednesday, a member of
the local Sewing Club, Talihina Parade Grand Marshall in 1994
and was the Talihina Choctaw Nation Senior Citizens Valentine
Pall Bearers include: Jimmy Bryant, Matthew Bryant, Dusty
Bryant, Joshua Bryant, Bailey Zachary and Michael Hampton.
Honorary Pall Bearers include: David Sipe, John Welsh, Donnie
Faulkner, Andrew (Peaches) Wade and Pat Imes.
A celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, February
25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Talihina First United Methodist
Church with Pastor Don Baker, followed by burial at the Talihina
Evelyn's philosophy was: Life is what you make of it. You can be
miserable and make everyone around you miserable, or you can be
happy, and she lived her philosophy. She loved life and it loved
her right back.
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