Rebecca "Becky" D. Stone, 63, of Pleasant Drive, Warren, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa.
Rebecca was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Warren, Pa.
She is the daughter of the late William and Autumn (Woodin) Saunders.
Becky grew up in Sugar Grove, Pa., and was a 1968 graduate of Eisenhower High School and a 1969 graduate of Penn Beauty School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warren, and (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as an officer. Becky was a cancer survivor for many years, and was actively involved in programs related to helping other cancer patients.
In her earlier years, she worked at the Rouse Home in Youngsville, Pa., as a beautician. Currently she was working at VanCise Electrology and Hair in Warren, which she really enjoyed. Becky devoted a lot of her time to her grandchildren who were very special to her. She enjoyed participating in all of their school functions and outings. She loved to sit and laugh with her grandchildren.
Becky was a very talented quilter and at times gave instructional classes to adults and children. She always looked forward to attending sewing retreats.
She enjoyed having family picnics, hosting her card club and just being around her family.
Becky was a very loving person who had many, many close friends. Becky and her late husband enjoyed traveling, and had traveled extensively to many countries around the world. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and her little dogs: Millie and Hannah.
Becky is survived by her three children; Jody Rowland of Warren, Pa., Rodney Rowland and wife, Lacey, of Pittsfield, Pa., and Dawn Lindstrom of Spring Creek, Pa; 13 grandchildren: Sara, Kenny, Jimmy, Rodney, Spencer and Laynah Rowland, Alisha, Chelsey, Nikkia, Allyson, Daisy, Nicholas and Nathan Lindstrom; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 2010 in death by her husband, Gary D. Stone, whom she married in 1996; a sister, Anne Gourley; and a brother, William Saunders.
Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc., 1003 Penna. Avenue E., Warren, Pa., on Wednesday, July 16, from 5-8 p.m., and in the parlors at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, on Thursday, July 17, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Mark Hecht, pastor, and the Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain of the Rouse Home, co-officiating. Burial will be private at Stillson Hill Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Pa.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the American Cancer Society, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365.
To view the obituary online or send the family e-condolences, please visit www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.