Virginia Ann "Ginny" Stone, Janesville, WI (1930-2013)
January 20, 1930 - December 9, 2013
Virginia Ann “Ginny” Stone, 83, of Janesville, WI, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, WI. She was born in Janesville, on Jan. 20, 1930, the daughter of Otto R. and Helen (Kilmer) Vobian. She was a graduate of Janesville High School. She married Mervin Stone on Dec. 18, 1948, and they were married for 61 years until his death on Nov. 30, 2010. Following graduation from high school, Ginny worked at Singer Sewing Machine Company, later for Vera’s House of Bridal and from 1977 until retiring, at Prairie Plant Farm. Ginny loved to fish, camp and hunt wild mushrooms with her family. She spent many hours caring for the family’s vegetable garden and canning the produce for the winter. She raised daylilies, crossing them to get new varieties. Bloom time was always exciting. She was an excellent seamstress, knitted, did counted cross stitch and could do just about anything she set her mind to.
Surviving are two children, Suzanne Fryda and James Stone; her sister, Marian Fitzsimons; five grandchildren: James Bunderson, Adam Stone, Leah Sheffer, Craig Fryda and Carl Fryda; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Gina Louise; and her sister, Maxine Naatz.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. Private interment will be in the Town of Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.