Josephine Evelyn Stone

May 8, 1940October 9, 2021

Josephine Evelyn Stone, age 81, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021. Josephine was born May 8, 1940 in Grand Rapids. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Stone; parents John and Catherine (Summers) Dailey; son, Daniel Hibma; brother, John Dailey; and brother-in-law, Alan Schenk. She will be deeply missed by her children Deborah Hull, Diane Hibma, Michael (Michelle) Stone, Michelle Stone, Vanessa Stone; sister-in-law, Judy Dailey; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters Joyce (Rick) Dailey, Judy (Dennis) Morris, and Jean Schenk; and many nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at Cook Funeral & Cremation Services, Grandville. Her family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at Contributions in memory of Josephine may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Susan G. Komen.


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Diannea HutsonStephens

October 21, 2021

Josie and I were neighbors until I got married and moved to Texas. She had a sweet infectious smile, loving soul and laugh. We had shared many meals together. She was a wonderful friend. Like a Mom to me. I Loved her Dearly.

Diannea Hutson-Stephens

Dawn Graham

October 20, 2021

Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Aunt Josie was very kind and loving always beautiful inside and out. She will be missed!

Love Joe, Dawn & Joey Graham

Deborah Hull

October 15, 2021

I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. Although I smile and seem carefree, there is no one who misses you more than me.

Love you.

Barbara Curths

October 14, 2021

To the family of my beloved Josie:
I can only imagine how much we will miss her as she was bigger than life. I remember so much humor and yet she could be serious too. We knew each other since the mid-1960's.
Josie, Diane, Debbie and Daniel lived upstairs from me when we lived on North Street. I had Jodi and Mitch at that time and Jodi remembers well those days. Yesterday we drove past our old apartment building.
Josie and I both lost our sons, Daniel and Mitch too soon. I remember Daniel as a little boy, brushing my hair.
In the apartment building, there was a stairway inside leading from her place to mine and she would sing to me the "Good Morning to You" song. Maybe come down and jump on my bed! You all remember how goofy she could be.
I loved her so much, she was such a special friend to me and I will keep her in my heart forever. Love, Barbara Curths