Ralph  Stone
Funeral service for Claremore resident, Ralph Stone will be 10:00 am Thursday, October 3, 2019, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Rick Burke. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 2, from 1-8 pm, with family greeting friends from 6-8 pm. Ralph passed away in Tulsa on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the age of 92.
Ralph Oril Stone was born to Dewey and Hattie (Phillips) Stone on September 14, 1927, in Henryetta. For the first few years of his life, his family lived on a farm in Okemah, Oklahoma, later moving to Claremore, where he spent the remainder of his childhood.
After graduation, Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Army. When his military service ended, he returned to Claremore and began working for the U.S. Postal Service in March of 1949. He retired from there in March of 1983, after 34 years of service.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth, and siblings Dewey, Jr., Leonard, and Hazell.
Survivors include his sons Michael "Ross" Stone and wife Ruth, Gary Lee Stone and wife Mendy; grandchildren Doug Stone and wife Ashley, Greg Stone and wife Sarah, Jeff Stone and wife Marlene, Amanda and husband Ross, and Brett Stone and wife Lindsay; great-grandchildren Tate, Max, Mia, Brynn, and another on the way, and sisters, Gladys Mason and Opal Watts.
In Lieu of flowers family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Published on October 3, 2019


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Erin Dost
Oct 04, 2019
I was so very lucky to know Ralph! He was such a good spirit and so funny. I, along with my best friend, Kaylee, spent many Claremore mornings in his company. He had such a great disposition on life and always looked toward the future. Always wanted to be boss but he was a kind one! You would be hard-pressed to get a complaint from, Ralph. We loved him and he will be missed terribly.