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Published April 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Betty Jean Stone

Betty Jean Stone died April 16, 2013 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo. She was born on July 23, 1923 at Barnesville, MN to David Vannet and Ethel (Reynolds) Pender. After graduating from Hawley High School, Betty moved to Seattle, WA. While working at Boeing, she met her future husband, Robert R. Stone. They were married on December 24, 1942. When the war ended they moved to Fargo, ND. In 1954, Betty began employment at ND Blue Cross Blue Shield where she worked for thirty years as a claims supervisor. She volunteered for various groups including; the American Legion Auxiliary, the VA, Meritcare Auxiliary, Elim Nursing Home and her church. Betty was an avid card and bingo player. She gave freely of her time and money to others without expecting anything in return. She will be greatly missed as a giving mother, grandmother, sibling and friend.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Violet and Evelyn; and brothers, Ellis and David. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Jan), and Bradley (Lynda) Stone; and her daughter, Barbara (Jack) Neubauer; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter.

Betty Jean Stone

Betty Jean Stone died April 16, 2013 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo. She was born on July 23, 1923 at Barnesville, MN to David Vannet and Ethel (Reynolds) Pender. After graduating from Hawley High School, Betty moved to Seattle, WA. While working at Boeing, she met her future husband, Robert R. Stone. They were married on December 24, 1942. When the war ended they moved to Fargo, ND. In 1954, Betty began employment at ND Blue Cross Blue Shield where she worked for thirty years as a claims supervisor. She volunteered for various groups including; the American Legion Auxiliary, the VA, Meritcare Auxiliary, Elim Nursing Home and her church. Betty was an avid card and bingo player. She gave freely of her time and money to others without expecting anything in return. She will be greatly missed as a giving mother, grandmother, sibling and friend.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Violet and Evelyn; and brothers, Ellis and David. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Jan), and Bradley (Lynda) Stone; and her daughter, Barbara (Jack) Neubauer; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great great-granddaughter.

Her funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday at First Congregational Church, 1101 17th Ave. S., Fargo. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, 215 7th St. S., Fargo, and one hour prior to the church service. Interment will be later this spring at Elkton Cemetery, rural Downer, MN.

Please feel free to sign the online guestbook at www.hansonrunsvold.com

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