Dean Allen Stone, 90, of Pleasant Hill, was born, January 25, 1932, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Herbert Dean and Virginia (Hieronomus) Stone. He departed this life, Monday, October 31, 2022, at his home surrounded with love and family.
Dean was a 1951 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. After high school, Dean joined the United States Army and is a Korean War veteran.
On April 4, 1964, he was united in marriage to Joyce L. Jump in Pleasant Hill.
Dean was employed as a Forklift Operator for the Avon Corporation in Kansas City. After retiring from Avon, he worked as a Janitor for the Pleasant Hill R-III School District. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Pleasant Hill and was very active with the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed working on his farm, playing with his two cats, and tinkering with all his tools.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Ruby Hatfield Stone; and one granddaughter, Kali Lynn Voorhees.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Pleasant Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Allan Deardorff and Kelli and Russ Voorhees all of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Allan Wayne Deardorff (and Kim) of Adrian, Dana McCarty of Pleasant Hill, Nicholas (and Jackie) Bohannon of Osceola, Makenzie (and Zach) Busick of Pleasant Hill, and Madison Voorhees (and fiancé Gage Neill) of Pleasant Hill; eleven great grandchildren, Connor, Bryce, Wyatt, Chance, Matt, Kyler, Kynlee, Kayse, Sam, Brady, and Cale; one great-great grandchild, Aurora; one sister, Patsy Ostermeyer of Chandler, Arizona; a close nephew, Michael Dean (and Jan) Ostermeyer of Chandler, Arizona; two nieces, Debbie and Kathy; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday evening, November 2, 2022, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the funeral home. Chaplain Carlo Griseta officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the United States Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were David Adams, Chance Bohannon, Zach Busick, Allan W. Deardorff, Tyler Howard, Gage Neill, Michael Ostermeyer, and Brandon Quinn. Honorary casket bearers were Matt Bohannon, Nick Bohannon, Allan Deardorff, and Russ Voorhees.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Animal Shelter and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.StanleyEdenburn.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080