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Jon R. Stone

EDWARDSBURG — Jon Robert Stone, 53, of Edwardsburg, passed to his rest as the result of an accident at Five Points on Thursday, May 1.

Jon was born July 23, 1960, in Elkhart, Ind., the son of Robert Drexel Stone and Doris Treva McCollough, and had lived in Edwardsburg all of his life.

He graduated from Edwardsburg High School and was a man with many friends. He was owner of Jon's Septic and Excavating LLC and enjoyed his work.

Jon never met a stranger and loved to make his friends laugh with his jokes. He loved hunting, playing poker, going to classic car shows and building hot rods, and fishing was great fun. He really enjoyed his own excavating company. He liked car club meetings with Michiana Road Knights, having been president. He loved to mow his own lawn; it seemed to relax him. Of all the many friends and buddies that Jon made, he especially enjoyed the company of Dave Trout. One other thing that Jon was fond of was he considered his children's dogs (Tanner and Harley) his "grand-dogs." Also there was a special barn cat named Buddy.

Jon was married Nov. 10, 1984, to Linda Ayers at Mason Township Baptist Church in rural Cassopolis.

She survives with their children, Ashley Renee’ Stone and Justin Lee (Laura Lin Donath) Stone, both of Edwardsburg; Jon’s sisters, Rhonda Harmon of Cassopolis, Marcia (Terry) Sharp of Edwardsburg and Bobbie Stone of Elkhart; and his brothers, Randy (Judy) Stone and Scott (Tammy Cope) Stone, both of Edwardsburg.

Family who have passed are his parents and a sister, Penny Jo, in infancy.

Family and friends may gather from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Adamsville Road Church of God, 51287 CR 7, Elkhart. The service of remembrance will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the church, with a gathering time for one hour before the service. Burial will follow in Adamsville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to Cass County Cancer Services, P.O. Box 676, Edwardsburg, MI 49112-0676; or to Cass County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 132, Cassopolis, MI 49031-0132.

Arrangements are by Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.


Editors note: An earlier version of this obituary contained incorrect information. The above version has been corrected.

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