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“To Bob and Family: I just learned of Joyce's passing in the Elsberry Democrat that I received this morning. I am so saddened to hear of this. I am...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Reed

“I just learned about your loss of Joyce. We are so sorry to hear but know she no longer is in pain. You were so blessed to have had such a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Charla Howard Jones

“To our dearest friends (FAMILY) There are not enough words to say how much we loved Joyce and the whole family. We pray that God will give you the...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bill, Pat and Billie Yokel

“Although I didn't know Joyce well, I do know the power and love in relationships and the loss that is there when that loved one passes. My thoughts...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kay Gleaves

“Dear Bobby and everyone, Karen (Shuford) gave me the sad news. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time. There are...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie (Fetch) Masonis

“May your hearts be healed by the blessed memories of Joyce. My sympathies and prayers go out to the family and friends. I remember her as Freddie's...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Thomas Fetch

“Dear Stones: Our hearts go out to all of you, as we know first hand what the last few years have been. Although you will miss her terribly, be...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Gary and Diane Hudnall

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am expecting some of Jen's team mates to join me at the visitation. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Hurst

“Will try to be there saturday morning. Flying in on Friday for the reunion. I am so sorry to hear about Joyce but at least she is out of pain and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Glynda Fletcher

Joyce Fay Stone

Funeral services for Joyce Fay Stone of Elsberry, MO will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Star Hope Baptist Church near Elsberry. Rev. Alan Calkins, church pastor, will officiate with burial in Star Hope Cemetery near Elsberry. Serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Burger, Josh Funke, Mike Griffin, Nick Sciarratta, Josh Hausgen and Cyril Heintzelman.

Mrs. Stone, 58, passed away Tuesday morning, June 9, 2009 at her home near Elsberry. Born March 30, 1951 in Louisiana, MO, she was the daughter of Roy Benjamin and Lula Irene Norton Burger. A lifelong resident of Elsberry, she was a 1969 graduate of Elsberry High School. She was united in marriage on July 25, 1969 in Elsberry to Robert Lynn Stone. This union was blessed with three children: Chad, Regina and Jennifer. Mrs. Stone was employed for 15 years as a teacher's aid for the Lincoln County R-2 School District in Elsberry, retiring in May, 2007. She was a member of the Star Hope Baptist Church where she served as organist for many years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Burger.

Survivors include her beloved husband of almost 40 years, Bob Stone of Elsberry; one son, Chad Stone and his wife, Jody, of Elsberry; two daughters: Regina Stone and Jennifer Stone, both of Elsberry; and four grandchildren: Chelsie, Kyle, Connor and Wyatt Stone. She also leaves her mother, Lula Burger of Elsberry; her brother, Fred J. Burger and his wife, Debbie, of Elsberry; two aunts: Violet Stone and Ida Anderson, both of Elsberry; five cousins, John Stone and his wife, Rosina, of Lake Saint Louis, MO, Jane Stone of Brownsville, TX, Janice Hare and her husband, Warren, of Elsberry, Jeanette Brooksher and her husband, Carey, of Elsberry, and John Burger and his wife Carla, of Peoria, IL; several in-laws, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2009 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Family of Joyce Stone or the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at