|Madelyn Stone, 95|
|Written by TRF Times|
Oklee - Madelyn Stone, 95, died on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at the CNC Unit of Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls, where she had resided for the past 5 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, at Salem Lutheran Church in Oklee, with Rev. Bob Paulson officiating. Casket bearers include John Kolstoe, Tom Kolstoe, Larry O’Neill, Charlie Johnson, Charlie LaCoursiere and Bjarne Kvasager. Interment will be held at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in rural Oklee.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 24, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Oklee. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Madelyn Catherine Conely was born September 14, 1909 in Thief River Falls, the second child of James and Catherine (McMahon) Conely. She grew up in Thief River Falls where her grandfather homesteaded. Several streets in Thief River Falls were named after members of the Conely family including, Conely Avenue, James Street, Nora Street, Michael Street and Anne Street.
The family moved to Donaldson for a short while, and while working as a waitress there, she met her future husband, Lawrence Stone. The couple was married January 3, 1931.
Madelyn and Lawrence lived and farmed near Lake Bronson. Later they moved to Erie and finally to a farm near Oklee in 1940, where they continued to reside in Garnes Township. They raised farm animals and small grains on their farm. Madelyn was very active in all aspects of their farm operation. She also worked for the Oklee Herald and for Oklee Manufacturing. Madelyn was a very energetic person.
Madelyn was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in rural Oklee where she enjoyed participating in Circle and Ladies Aid.
Survivors include her son, Gerald (Lorraine) Stone of Oklee; one brother, James Conely; sister-in-law, Elsie Conely and Agnes Sinn all of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 1987; her parents; her daughter, Patricia “Patti” in 1963; sisters, Eleanor and Cele; brothers, Pat, Jack, George, Dennie and Mike; and nephew, Donald Conely.