Retired 1st Sgt. Carl W. E. Stone, 78, of Garnett, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona, with full military honors by the Kansas Army National Guard. Family will meet with friends from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., Friday, May 11, 2018, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Carl was born February 19, 1940, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of James W. and Anna (Burrichter) Stone. He was a near lifelong Franklin County resident, residing in Garnett for the last 13 years. He graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1959. Carl served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961 and for 38 years in the Kansas Army National Guard, retiring in 1998 as 1st Sergeant from Garnett SVC Btry 1st BN 127th FA. Carl was united in marriage to Marjorie J. Hannah December 29, 1961 in Springfield, Vermont. They later divorced. Carl later married Eva L. Ecord January 6, 1978, in Leavenworth, Kansas. She preceded him in death on April 5, 2017. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Byrne; and grandson, Evan Paramino. Survivors include his two children, Jon Stone and wife Deb of Ottawa, Betty Raby and husband Jim of Richmond; three stepchildren, Scott Willhite and wife Andrea of Parsons, Cindy Paramino and husband Rick of Wellsville, and Brian Wilhite and wife Krystal of Scammon; sister, Betty Joann Cundiff of Garden City, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.