PRINCETON, Ind. Donald "Don" L. Stone, 77, passed away on Sunday March 8, 2009, at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.

He attended Patoka High School. Don was a member of the Broadway Christian Church in Princeton. He retired in 1995, after 37 years from Hansen's Manufacturing. He was active with the band boosters for several years. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. Don loved hunting, fishing, camping and repairing mopeds. He also loved spending time with his grandsons.

He was born on February 6, 1932, in Martin County, Indiana, to Robert & Augusta (White) Stone, both deceased. Also preceding him in death were his brother, Gouge Stone; and his son-in-law, Kevin Sumner.

Don is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Stone of Princeton; 2 daughters and son-in-law, LaTricia Sumner of Princeton and Becky and John Douglas of Owensville; 2 grandchildren, Gunner and Kix Douglas; mother-in-law, Valieta DeBord; brothers and sisters, Sandy (Pete) Bishop of Huntington, Ala., Mabel Rainey of Owensboro, Ky., Bob (Shelby) Stone of Franklin, Ky., Paul (Mary Ann) Stone of Bowling Green, Ky., Bill (Henrietta) Stone of Newburgh, Roberta Pugh of Foley, Ala., and Rowena (Jim) Armstrong of Foley, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with the Rev. John Dunn and Rev. Linda Lawler officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery rural Princeton. Friends may visit from 3 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. VFW Post 1147 will conduct military graveside services.