Teresa Stone


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PAXTON – Teresa Ann Stone, 57, of Paxton passed away at 2:36 a.m. Monday (May 8, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with Father Scaria Thoppil officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a Rosary service at 7 p.m.

Teresa was born on Oct. 27, 1959, in Gibson City, a daughter of Paul Donald and Barbara Jean Mell Cleary. She married Kevin R. Stone on Nov. 16, 1991, at the First United Methodist Church in Paxton. He survives.

Along with her husband, Kevin, she is survived by her children, Donald (Desiree) Cleary and Rachel (Dustin) Steel; stepson, James (Lindsey) Stone; six grandchildren, Paul, Melynnie, Olivia, Jayden, Rhett and Hayleigh; three step-grandchildren, Katlyn, Mason and Levi Stone; her father, Paul D. Cleary; two sisters, Peggy (Rodney) Irvin and Alyce (Bob) Hein; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of the Paxton area.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara J. Cleary, and brother, Raymond P. Cleary.

She graduated from Paxton High School in 1977. She also attended Parkland College for accounting.

She worked for Ray Jennings for a number of years, as well as Nexstep Commercial Products for more than 14 years. She also served as a Ford County election judge.

Her hobbies included reading, gardening, sewing, bowling and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Memorials may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or an organization of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.