Sarah Janette Stone, 88, French Lick

Sarah Janette Stone, 88, of French Lick, went on to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at St. Charles Health Campus, Jasper.

She was born on August 23, 1931, in West Baden Springs to Claude J. and Helen Autumn (Henson) Bird. Janette married Vernon Eugene Stone on September 23, 1950, in the Parson’s home (Holiness Preacher) Rev. Denis Barber in French Lick, and he preceded her in death on January 6, 2003.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Theda Cleveland, Jessie Goldman, June Curry and a sister in infancy; four brothers, Joey Bird, Doug Bird and twins Marvin and Melvin in infancy; and one granddaughter, Sarah Beth Cocanour Dalton.

Janette was a homemaker, full-time babysitter, then went on to work at The Villager in West Baden Springs until their closing after which she worked at the French Lick Resort until the age of 83.

She was a member of People’s Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in French Lick where she sang gospel music with her husband, daughter Darla and family.

Janette enjoyed painting, word search puzzles, reading, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three sons, Ronald Vernon Stone (Annie), Jasper, Craig Eugene Stone, French Lick, and Brian Scott Stone (Darlene), Ramsey; three daughters, Vickie Janette Williams, San Bernardino, California, Karen Elaine Fischer (Dave), La Moille, Illinois, Darla Kay Cocanour (Jim), Mendota, Illinois; one brother, James Logan Bird (Billie), Hillham; one sister, Annie Gougan, Colorado; one sister-in-law, Kay Ann Stone, Indianapolis,; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Randy Simmons on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick.  Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana.

Friends may call Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and on Friday, October 18, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432.

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