Emma Stone

Obituary of Emma Stone

Emma F. Stone (nee Shafer), 88 years old, passed away on January 29, 2017 in Amelia, VA. Raised on a dairy farm in Walden, NY, Emma went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, and become a Registered Nurse. Married for 55 years to Robert F. Stone, who passed away in December 2007, they raised 5 children – Dave (PA), Dot (VA), Bill (FL), Mary (NJ), and Rick (TN). Emma and Bob have 7 grandchildren.

Emma was an avid reader and gardener. She loved bookstore outings and garage sales in search of “nice” junk. Stray and wounded animals counted on Emma’s soft heart for care and feeding. Her wry sense of humor and vintage idioms kept us all laughing. We will miss her kind heart and eagerness to chat with anyone and everyone to brighten their day.

A celebration of Emma’s life will be held on Friday, February 3 from 5 to 7 pm at Newbaker Funeral Home. Please wear denim, plaid or flannel, Emma's favorite attire, as we will share stories and song in reflection of her life of love. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Emma Stone to Hospice of Virginia / Richmond, 1700 Bayberry Court, Richmond, VA 23226, or another Hospice or charity of choice.