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Betty Lou Stone

Betty Lou Stone, 89, of California, MD passed away on October 5, 2020 at Asbury Nursing Center in Solomons, MD.

She was born on July 18, 1931 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Bernard Mattingly and Veronica Goldsborough Mattingly Hutchins. Her father passed away shortly after her birth and she was raised by her mother and step-father, Webster Hutchins.

Betty was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and attended Leonardtown and Great Mills High School. She spent most of her life in Tall Timbers, MD from 1959 to 2015. On September 6, 1952 she married her beloved husband, Joseph Vernon Stone, Sr., in Piney Point, MD. Together they celebrated over 45 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in October 1997. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Her hobbies included crabbing, picking crabs for crab cakes, going to yard sales, and refinishing antiques. She enjoyed get-togethers with friends playing PITCH. She loved her pet dogs, especially Angel and Oliver. She was a devout Catholic and was a long time member of St. Georges Catholic Church in Valley Lee, MD. She volunteered at many of the church dinners and the Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department dinners.

A private graveside service will be celebrated by Reverend Kenneth J. Gill at Our Lady’s Catholic Church Cemetery, 41410 Medleys Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Lee Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1 , Valley Lee, MD 20692.

Betty is survived by her children, Laura Stone Barnhart (Thomas) of California, MD and Joseph Vernon Stone, Jr. (Mary Lynn) of California, MD; her granddaughter, Devin Stone Fox (Kevin) of Wayne, PA; her great grandson, Jack Joseph Fox; her sister-in-law, Anne Gorman Mattingly of Annapolis, MD; and extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband she is also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jenna Stone and her brother, Bernard Francis Mattingly.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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