The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 5, 2014

Catherine Stoner

JOPLIN, Mo. — Catherine Nell Stoner, of Joplin, Mo., went to be with the Lord Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home in Joplin. She was 91.

Mrs. Stoner was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Ottawa County, Okla., to Dave and Anna Laura (Stewart) Porter. She graduated from Quapaw High School in 1940. She had lived in Joplin for 18 years moving from Miami, Okla. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Miami, and served as leader of Women's Ministries at First Assembly for many years. She was a homemaker.  

She married Ellis Stoner May 31, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2006.

She was also preceded by her parents; three brothers, Howard Porter, Elmer Porter and James Porter; and six sisters, Alice Porter, Hattie Ferguson, Clara Van Eaton, Josephine Shapp, Madge Lawrence and Bonnie Cutbirth.  

Survivors include two sons, Harlin Stoner and wife, Drenda, of Daphne, Alabama, and Rev. Leonard Stoner and wife, Glenda, of Miami; two daughters,    Karen Carrico and husband, Frank, of Taccoa, Ga., and Judy Medley and husband, Sonny, of Joplin; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Miami. Rev. Paul Dilts will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kendall Rogers, Darrin Mercer, Ellis David Stoner, Jordan Stoner, Jerry Friend, Brian Mercer and John Anderson. Interment will be in Ottawa Indian Cemetery, Southeast of Miami. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

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