Monday, June 20, 2011

Scott Chester Stone Sr.

On June 20, 2011, at the age of 84, Scott Chester Stone Sr. peacefully departed this world and went home to the Lord at Kenosha Medical Center. Scott was born on August 31, 1926, in Clinton, Louisiana, to the late Charlie P. and Viola Stone.

Scott attended St. Charles Catholic Church in Ferriday, LA, and later attended St. Rose Catholic Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree from Leland College, in Baker, Louisiana, in 1950. He taught high school sciences at Ferriday High School until 1953, when he left to serve in the Army during the Korean War. After the war he returned to teaching at Ferriday High School. He received his Master’s degree in Elementary and Secondary School Administration from Southern University with further studies at Grambling, Atlanta, Tuskegee, Alcorn and Mississippi State Universities.

In 1954, he met and married Marie A. Stewart. Five children were born of this union: Elyria Ann, DeEdra Lynn, Corliss Cassandra, Denessa Rene and the late Scott Chester Stone, Jr.

Scott taught Mathematics and Biology in the Louisiana school system for twenty-two years before moving to Racine, Wisconsin, where he continued his teaching career. Scott taught at J.I. Case High School in Racine until he retired in 1987.

Scott leaves to mourn, his devoted wife, Marie Stone; his daughters and sons-in-law, 13 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Scott’s generosity, tenacity, his captivating stories, and spirit were greatly loved and appreciated and will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., with Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Calvary Garden Crypts. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (Remembering Service at 6:30 p.m.) and Saturday at church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Scott’s family wishes to extend a thank you to Lake Shore Manor, Kenosha Estates and Kenosha Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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