Obituary: Francis M. Stone

September 6, 1935 – July 3, 2022

Francis M. Stone, 86, of Indianapolis and formerly of Bedford, died Sunday morning, July 3, 2022, at Hamilton Trace in Fishers, Indiana.

Born in Bedford, Francis was the son of Wayne A. and Ilene (Malott) Stone. He was never married. Mr. Stone was employed for over 40 years by L.S. Ayres Department Stores. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bedford, The Indianapolis Chapter, the American Guild of Organists, and the National and Kentuckiana chapter of the Organ Historical Society. He maintained a serious avocation regarding the music, history, construction, and sound of pipe organs although he was not an organist or organ builder himself.

Francis Stone was preceded in death by his parents and many other relatives with several cousins surviving.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the First Christian Church in Bedford with Pastor Heath Jones officiating. A private burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Bedford.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Francis Stone.

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