|September 25, 1923 - March 29, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday April 01, 2012 at Congrregation Beth Israel at Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Sunday April 01, 2012 at Mount Nebo Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa |
|Martha Stone, 88, of Rock Island, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at her home.|
Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. Burial is at Mount Nebo Cemetery, Davenport. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the YWCA of Rock Island, or to the Tri City Jewish Center Chapter of Na’amat.
Martha Ringler was born on September 25, 1923 in New York City, the daughter of Isadore and Anna Streger Ringler. She married Dr. Alex B. Stone on September 23, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York.
She attended Hunter College in New York City. Martha worked side by side with her husband in his veterinary clinic, as well as in their other business interests.
She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, the Na’amat chapter of the Center, as well as the Center’s Sisterhood organization. Martha was also a member of Temple Emanuel, Davenport, Bat Yam Synagogue, Sanibel, Fla., the YWCA of Rock Island, Figge Art Museum, Davenport and Bettendorf Library’s paperbacks and coffee reading group. She was a long-time supporter of the Rock Island Art Guild and Augustana College.
Survivors include her husband, Alex; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Clayton Weaver, Wilmette, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Nannette Stone, Ossining, NY; granddaughter, Elizabeth Weaver, Wilmette; and sister-in-law, Elaine Steinmetz, of Los Angeles, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Lewis Stone; and brother, Harry Ringler.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com
martha will be missed in the book Club for her thouhtful discussions.SAhe was a very thoughtful person.
-- marlyne and david weiner
Words are really not capable of expressing our feeling of loss. Martha was loved and will be missed by all of us. She has been a part of many lives, well beyond her immediate family, and all of her "extended family" grieve her passing. We are not able to be with you physically at this time, but we are with you in our hearts. Our sympathy and love to Alex, Ann, Clayton and family.
-- Ed and Susie Slivken
So many years of good memories are passing through my thoughts. Her kindness towards me and my family will never be forgotten.
-- Edith Moses Kliman
My earliest memories are of my mother and Martha talking and laughing. Those sounds were pure joy and told of good things to come. My condolences to Alex, Ann, and family. I'm sure you have those same memories and I hope they provide comfort to you.
-- Richard Rose
Alex, I'm still in Ft.Myers and so sorry to read about Martha. My condolenses to you and your family.
-- Paul H. Jones, Jr.
We share fond memories of Martha's and Alex's close friendship with our parents over all their lives. May God comfort all of Martha's family. We share your sorrow.
-- Fred and Bob Wenger
My sincere condolences on the loss of Martha. My brother, Ted, forwarded this website and information to me. I have many fond memories of our neighborhood and my brief work experience in your vet clinic. I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
Holly Brown Riviere
-- Holly Brown Riviere
Alex, Hal and I are so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my years of working with both of you. Martha was a special person and will be missed.
-- Rosann Welser
I am so sorry to read of the death of this great lady. I knew Martha through her association with the Figge Art Museum, where she and Alex served faithfully on the Acquisition and Exhibition Committee. She was knowledgeable and so kind and we will miss her at that table. May she rest in peace. Martha and Alex were serious and informed art collectors and had put together a wonderful collection. She truly enjoyed her art pursuits.
-- Linda Lewis
To Alex and Family: We are truly devastated by this news. Martha was such a sweet, kind, loving lady and a very best friend to Faye for many years. Our lives have been blessed by knowing the Stones. Our son Alex carried on Alex's name and after reading the obituary, I noticed that our son Alex and Martha shared the same birthdate. We are praying for you and wish you all of God's blessings for strength and comfort during this difficult time.
-- Jon and Cindy Stoewer
Remembering with affection and admiration the many years that Martha and Alex were avid participants in Saturday Adult Study at Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Sanibel, FL. We send our sincere sympathy to Alex and family.
-- Carol & Phil Scheiber
Although I did not know Martha very well, I was shocked to hear that she had died few days ago. Melissa and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Words cannot rightly comfort you in these hours of grief, but I hope and pray that GOD will keep watching over you and bring you HIS comfort. I extend to you and your family our deepest condolescence.
-- Renato And Melissa Sciumbata
Alex and Elaine,
We just heard about Martha and are so sorry to hear the news. We have enjoyed being your neighbors in Sanibel Arms west for a couple of weeks in January the last two years. We have treasured getting to know you all and will sadly miss seeing Martha again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sincerely,
Deb and Mike from Maine and Steve and Diane from Wisconsin
-- Debbie Dale, Michael OKeefe, Steve and Diane Kinney