Paxton – Martha Lelia Stone, 78, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in Paxton, IL. She was born August 30, 1943 in Paxton, the daughter of Robert and Inez (Wheeler) Martin. She graduated from Paxton High School in 1961. She was employed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL and later became a legal secretary until she retired. Martha married Jerry Lee Stone of Memphis, TN on June 8, 1968. They later divorced.
Martha is survived by her aunt Betty (Kenner) Wheeler of Attica, IN; sister-in-law Linda Martin of Thomasboro; nieces Robin (Kevin Cole) Martin of Paxton and Lynn (Joe) Perry of Thomasboro; nephews Rodney Martin of Thomasboro, Robert (Becky) Martin of Urbana, and Butch (Shannon) Martin of Lady Lake, FL; numerous great nieces and nephews; 5 great-grand nieces and nephews; and many cousins. Martha was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Steve Martin.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 1-3pm at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Champaign, Illinois 710 N Neil St. Champaign, Illinois 61820. Memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to Champaign County Humane Society.