November 11, 1953 ~ March 1, 2023

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Brownsburg, IN

Martha Gail Stone, 69, passed on to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 1st, 2023. She was born on November 11th, 1953, as a middle child of Dolores F. (Hofmeister) Studer and Louis O. Studer in Indianapolis IN. A graduate of Cardinal Ritter High School, she worked in multiple fields: cafeteria worker for Hendricks Regional Hospital and Indiana School for the Deaf and Blind; retail worker for Hills; as well as metal manufacturer at Somer Metalcraft Co. to name a few. She loved the Indianapolis Colts and was a season ticket member for over 20 years. Her real joy was with her family though and that’s where her legacy will live on. She was preceded in death by husband William Dennis Stone, her parents Dolores and Louis Studer, her sister Patricia Ann Studer, her sons Kenneth Douglas Stone and Christopher Lee Kissee and one grandchild. She is survived by her eleven brothers and sisters Donna Lee Klingenmeier (Ken), Roberta Sue Elmore (Les), Sherry Lynne Walker (Dennis), Paula Louise Warrix (Jeff), Anne Patrice Stout (Bob), Edna Christine Wilson (Jerry), Beth Renee Studer-Rude, Suzanne Thurman (Joe), Louis Orville Studer II (Debra), Amy Celeste Loss and Allen Joseph Studer (Lorette); her ten sons and daughters Susan Marie Stone, Juanita Faye Whiteman (Jack), Steven Edward Stone (Jacqueline), Amy Celeste Beck (Jason), Anthony Wayne Stone (Evelyn), Michael Dale Lippard, William Eugene Stone, Loretta May Sowers (Robert),  Jeremy David Stone (Angela), and Heidi Renee Lee (Edmen) as well as 26 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tues, March 14, 2023, from 4pm – 8pm at:  Legacy Cremation and Funeral Services 5215Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46226.

Funeral will be Wed, March 15, 2023, at 12pm

Burial will follow funeral at: Washington Park East Cemetery 10612 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229


Visitation: March 14, 2023 4:00 pm - March 14, 2023 8:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: March 15, 2023 12:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. I’m so sorry I won’t be able to attend. Please know I love all of you and you will be foremost in my thoughts and prays as you traverse this horrible time. May god lift you up and hold you close to lend you his strength, patience and guidance, Amen.

  3. I love you, Aunt Martha, and I will miss you terribly. I have so many fond memories from babysitting the kids on the weekends and requesting and getting spaghetti dinners every time! Until I see you again,
    Sherry Angelle

  4. Martha,
    Dear Sis, Gosh, you will be missed sweetie. Always a smile and a loving heart. I don’t think I have processed yet, but as a family, we will hang on to each other in your honor, root on the Colts, even in their bad seasons.
    Been sitting and thinking of how I got involved wanting to play the piano at a young age. It was you, sitting there, playing “A Time For Us”, by ear, watching your body sway back and forth as you played. So beautiful! I love you sis! You’ve passed that on to me. Thank you!
    Love you, Miss you already,
    Your Sis, Beth

  5. Mom,
    I hope you know how much I miss and love you. I don’t think l’ll ever be able to go to a Colts game nor watch one without thinking of you. You have made Leilani love the Colts just as much as you. Everytime we drive by the stadium she ask when she gets to go to another game. You have made such an impact in their little lives. Leland gets so excited thinking he is going to grandma’s. He doesn’t understand that he won’t be able to see you again. I sure hope he is able to hold on to the memories he has of you. I know you loved your Indianapolis Colts but lived for your family. I believe that is probably what kept you going these last few years. When you told me this last year that it will probably be the last time you buy the kids and I Christmas I wonder if you knew your body was just getting tired. I know you are no longer in pain and that is what truly matters most. Hopefully the pain we feel from losing you will ease in time because I know you would want us to go and live life to the fullest.
    Give my babies in heaven a kiss. I am glad they have their grandma their with them. Just wishing my babies here had more time with you. Love you mom.

  6. Martha, it was good seeing you just a few months ago, at Amy’s birthday party. We don’t get to the Indy area often from northeast Ohio, and we can’t make it for your services, but our hearts are with you and your many family members. You were always so kind to me and my siblings because that’s just you. You have plenty sets of eyes watching out for those you leave behind. By now, since you left us, you have seen our Lord and Saviour, face to face. That must have been something! God bless your accomplishments and impact you had on so many, especially on my sister Marcella’s precious daughters Amy and Loretta. Enjoy the rest. Love ya, your cousin, born in the same year. Henry

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