Obituary: Betty Lou Stone

Betty L Stone

9/15/1931 – 11/7/2012

Memorial services for Betty Lou Stone, 81, of Kilgore will be 2 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Victory Road Baptist Church with Reverend Johnny Williams officiating. Betty Lou was received into Heaven, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in Tyler, Texas after a brave battle with cancer.

Betty Lou was born September 15, 1931 in Riley Springs, Texas to Austin Andrew and Ila Vera Milner Ledbetter. At the young age of 8 years old she and her sister, Ima Jean, were sent to the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. Neither of them could communicate and this was a very traumatic experience for them. While at the school Betty learned to read, write and sign; she also met her soon to be husband of 57 years, Wesley Stone. The Stones made their home in Kilgore where Betty was a homemaker raising her three sons. She was a kind, sweet, loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband Wesley Stone, of Kilgore; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Michelle Stone of Athens, Texas, Johnny and Misty Stone of Hallsville, Texas, Tony and Stacy Stone of White Oak, Texas; two sisters, Ima Jean Martin of Blanco, Texas, Dorothy Pace of White Oak; two grandchildren, Samuel Stone of White Oak, Sawyer Stone of White Oak; many nieces, nephews and loving family and friends.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to Hospice of East Texas for the kind, gentle and loving care shown to Betty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation, 1102 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704.


Rader Funeral Home
401 N. Martin
Kilgore, TX 75662


Memorial Services
Victory Road Baptist Church
3800 Goforth Road
Kilgore , TX 75662
11/7/2012 at 2:00 PM


Texas School for the Deaf Foundation
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704


1 comment for “Obituary: Betty Lou Stone

  1. November 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    I will SO miss Mrs. Stone! She always had her beautiful smile on! I loved her very much! becky minkel

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