Minnie E. Stone

Published 8:57 am Friday, December 4, 2015

PUTNAM, Conn. — Minnie E. Stone, 97, born October 14, 1918 in Elizabethton, Tenn., died Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2015, after a long, healthy and productive life. She was one of seven children born to E.B. “Burt” and Maggie (Calhoun) McClurd. Minnie graduated from Milligan College in Milligan, Tenn., near Elizabethton in 1940 and married Thomas B. Stone.
She earned a Master’s degree from George Peabody College for Teachers (now a part of Vanderbilt) in 1955. Minnie had two sons, Thomas H. Stone and Jere G. Stone. She enjoyed a long, 47-year career as an elementary school teacher, teaching all grades, although the 4th was her favorite and reading her favorite subject. Her teaching career included elementary schools in East Tennessee, Birmingham, Michigan and Wyncote, Pa. After she and late husband Thomas retired they traveled around the world visiting every continent except Antarctica in a span of a few years.
Minnie is survived by one brother, Ralph; her two sons, Tom Stone and Jere Stone; two grandsons, Corey and Casey Stone; two granddaughters, Kristen Parks and Patricia George; one nephew, William Caraway; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 7, at 7 p.m. at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam. Interment will be in the family lot in Johnson City, Tenn. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com.
Smith and Walker Funeral Home, Putnam, Conn., is in charge.

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