Tay A. Stoner 1853 - 1918

Walter Ray Stoner
Son of Ray A. Stoner and Eva (Tolbert)

b. 2 Nov 1908 - Porter Twp., MI
d. 14 Jan 2005 - Jones, Cass Co., MI

m. 31 Jul 1934 Shelbyville, MI
Bessie E. Hoover
d. 24 Mar 1997 Cass Co., MI
Daughter of:

1. Roger Stoner - Jones, MI
2. Sandra Stoner


JONES, Mich. -- Walter Ray Stoner, 96, of Jones, Mich., died Friday (Jan. 14, 2005) at his home.

He was born in Porter Township, Mich., on Nov. 2, 1908, to Ray A. and Eva (Tolbert) Stoner. He married Bessie E. Hoover on July 31, 1934, in Shelbyville. She died March 24, 1997.

He is survived by one son, Roger (Jan) Stoner of Jones, Mich.; one daughter, Sandra (Leard) Wylie of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one brother, Robert E. Stoner of Jones Mich.; one sister, Alma Holtz of Burr Oak, Mich.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Eley Funeral Home, 280 S. Washington St., Constantine, Mich. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Porter Baptist Church in Constantine with Pastor Patrick Neff officiating. Burial will be at the Shavehead Cemetery.

Mr. Stoner was a lifelong resident of Porter Township, operating the family Centennial Farm. He stayed active in the farm until his retirement in 2003. He received the Cass County Conservation award and the Kalamazoo Gazette Soil Conservation and Land Use award for his work on the farm.

He was a graduate of Constantine High School and a member of the Porter Baptist Church.

He served as Supervisor of Porter Township, a state assessor and on the Cass County Parks Board. He was also a member of the Cass County Farm Bureau, serving as president, and the Republican National Committee, being appointed as a state convention delegate.

Memorials may be given to the Porter Baptist Church Building Fund.

Walter Ray Stoner and his wife Bessie E. (Hoover) Stoner are buried in the Shavehead Cemetery, Cass County, Michigan, USA.

Walter & Bessie Stoner's Daughters:

Sandra Stoner

Leard Wylie




Source Documents and Photos

- Elkhart Truth Newspaper Obituary




Compiled by Nick & Kristin (Stoner) Valkenhaus
January 2012


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