Official Obituary of

Margaret Ann Stone

January 18, 1947 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Margaret Stone Obituary

Dr. Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Ehrich) Stone, 77, of Lafayette, CO, formerly of Warrensburg, MO, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 at Landmark Memory Care after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Maggie was born in Salem, W.Va. on Jan. 18, 1947, the daughter of Wilbur and Helen (Tunison) Ehrich. Her father was a music professor at Salem College, Salem, W.Va, and her mother was an elementary school teacher. Her father became head of the music department at Lander College in Greenwood, SC in 1949, and the family lived in Greenwood until 1958 when her father joined Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO. Maggie graduated from Fayette highschool in 1965. While in highschool Maggie excelled at golf and music. She participated in the state golf championship her senior year, and played clarinet and bassoon in the band.

After highschool, Maggie attended the University of Kansas, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1969. Soon after, she met her husband Kenneth Stone in the summer of 1970. She completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Connecticut in the spring of 1971, and married Ken in June the same year. In the following years they lived in Columbia, MO, and Maggie worked at several state hospitals across Missouri providing mental health services.

Maggie continued her education, completing a Master of Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1981. She gave birth to twin boys Erik and Kevin in March of 1984, and completed her PhD in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Missouri in 1986. The family moved to Warrensburg, MO in 1987, where Ken taught accounting at CMSU.

Maggie worked in several roles at UCM beginning in the early 1990s including teaching, Academic Coordinator for McCAP helping prepare disadvantaged students to enter doctoral programs, Director of Undergraduate Research, and Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. She retired in 2006, but continued teaching until 2014. She also gave presentations on aging for the Missouri League of Nursing, and gave summer seminars and taught online classes for St. Joseph's College of Maine.

In her free time Maggie enjoyed being outside. She loved golfing, and was a Master Gardener in Johnson County for over 10 years. She was also an avid reader, devoted fan of KU basketball, and member of Chapter CB of PEO in Warrensburg, serving as president from 1993-1995.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Thomas Roger Ehrich. She is survived by her twin sons Erik Stone and wife, Kate, of Zumbrota, MN, and Kevin Stone and wife, Elizabeth, of Westminster, CO; and five grandchildren, Henry, Owen, Grace, and Jack of Zumbrota, MN and Sawyer of Westminster, CO.

Her family would like to thank all of Maggie’s friends who helped care for her before she moved to Landmark and the staff at Landmark for the wonderful care they provided in her final years.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Warrensburg, MO. Interment in Kirkersville Cemetery, Kirkersville, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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