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Richard Marshall Stone

Stone, Richard Marshall age 87 of Springfield, Ohio passed away on October 18, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side. Born October 8, 1932 to Zeffie & Frank Stone. Richard enjoyed puzzles, laughter and his late dog Mitize. Richard was loved dearly by his family and friends. He was raised in an OSSO Home in Xenia, Ohio due to the war. When he left the home he joined the United States Navy and served for four years. Richard married his loving wife Roberta in 1956. Later retiring from Springfield News and Sun as a printer. Richard is survived by his beloved wife Roberta Stone, two daughters Shari Hines and Janet (Bobby) Nickerson; four grandchildren Sailee Hines, Raelyn (Ryan) Nickerson, Shianna (Austin) Hines and Stone (Gracyn) Nickerson; two sisters Doris Jordan and Francis Johnson. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Zeffie & Frank Stone; brother Robert Stone and son-in-law Skipper Hines Jr. Richard will be greatly missed by all. Visitation will be held 9:00AM-11:00AM Friday, October 25, 2019 with funeral service to follow at 11:00AM at Ferncliff Chapel. Pastor Merrill Mellott Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clark County SPCA 21 Walter Street, Springfield, OH 45506. Arrangements in care of Ferncliff Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at


  • Mike Kabbes Posted October 23, 2019 12:55 pm

    Roberta, Just wanted to let let you, Janet, and Shari know that I was saddened to hear of Stoney’s passing. Growing up in that neighborhood without a father, I always looked up to him, and I will always remember our conversations, the basketball games, his attempt at a wheel-stand on my bicycle, and all the good times that we shared.
    I will always remember the thoughtful advice that he gave me.
    I will be seeing patients Friday morning and will not be able to attend, but I will be there in spirit.

    Mike Kabbes

  • Emenogu Samuel Chimaobi Posted October 23, 2019 5:44 pm

    Sir I try so hard to meet you because you raised someone so dear to my heart with the help of your beautiful kind wife Roberta, but political system said otherwise , I remember the last day you waved at me with newspaper in your other hand, I wished I could be closer to you then to hear the words of wisdom and advice of a good old heart, One beautiful Lady I know you raised ones told me and I quote “(Sam, My Dad is the most favorite man in my life) and I believed her, I didn’t meet you sir but one beautiful soul you raised told me she enjoyed being raised by you and being your daughter, sir your children are proud of you and your family here loves you, your good works already speaks for you, thank you for being a great husband, father, brother and friend to us all, yes you have gone to rest but we will miss you here, farewell Sir Rest In Peace…….

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