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June 28, 1940 - November 4, 2018
Benjamin Thomas “Ben” Stoner, age 78, passed away November 4, 2018, at 10:37 am, surrounded by his family at his residence. Ben was born June 28, 1940 in Lima, OH, to Warren B. and Iva (Hefner) Stoner who preceded him in death. On September 9, 1962 he married Patricia A. (Painter) Stoner who preceded him in death on November 17, 2014.
Ben was a 1958 graduate of Shawnee High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines where he was stationed in Japan for 4 years. Ben worked in and around the Lima area with many different companies working in many different capacities. He ended his career working as a maintenance man with Superior Forge and Steel retiring in 2002. Ben was a member of the Indian Lake Moose and Eagle’s Lodges. He was a member of the Christian Assembly of God. Ben liked to collect aluminum cans, ride his 4-wheeler, collect coins, working in his garden, traveling, camping and boating. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ben is survived by his children: Benjamin “Ben” (Nang Neal) Stoner of Harrod, OH and Michelle (Larry) Wilmoth of Lima, OH, 2 grandchildren: Justin Wilmoth and Jessica Wilmoth, 4 great grandchildren: Justin, Emily, Benjamin and Leandro and 3 siblings: Warren Stoner, Alice Dawson and Mary (Ed) Randall all of Cridersville, OH. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Stoner, a brother, Paul Stoner and a sister, Eva Mae Crisenberry.
There will be a funeral service held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 am at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Officiate the service will be Rev. Rich Biclawski. Burial will be in Salem Westminster following the service. Military honors will be provided by the VFW # 1275 and the U.S. Marines.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Equestrian Therapy Program. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.