Ruth Agnes Stone CHARLESTOWN — Ruth Agnes Stone, 94, of Old Claremont Road in Charlestown, died Aug. 30, 2019, at Elmwood in Claremont. Born in Cornish on Nov. 13, 1924, the daughter of Joseph C. and Josephine (Pinkham) Tierney, she attended Cornish schools, graduated from Lebanon High and resided in Charlestown since 1947. Mrs. Stone was employed at Fall Mountain School District where she worked in the kitchen, cooking and serving food. She was a member of Woodbury Rebekah Lodge #61, a former member of the Grange, a charter member of VFW Post 8497 Auxiliary and life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. She married Chester Stone on Dec. 21, 1947, and he died on Aug. 6, 2013. The family includes three sons, Dennis C. Stone and wife Suncha of Charlestown, Gregory T. Stone of Tucson, Arizona, and Bradley C. Stone of Clearwater, Florida; three daughters, Dianne Schroeder and husband Robert of Barrington, Janis Hamel and husband Michael, and Marcia Stone, all of Claremont; six grandchildren, Devon Hamel, Rachel Hamel, Carl Stone and wife Carol, Andrew Stone and wife Yuko, Zahna Werner and husband Ryan and Tegan Henderson and husband Matthew; two great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward Tierney, Robert Tierney, James Tierney and William Tierney; six sisters, Shirley Leonard, Katherine Levey, Polly Monette, Louise Spaulding, Marion Baribeau and Barbara Wall. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. in Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown. If inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Charlestown Congregational Church on Main Street in Charlestown. Donations may be made to the Charlestown Congregational Church, P.O. Box 1498, Charlestown, NH 03603. Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad St., Claremont, NH 03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit

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