Natalee Stoner

August 13, 1924 — April 10, 2020

Natalee Stoner

Natalee Stoner, 95, of Alma, MI, peacefully entered into the arms of her Lord, Friday, April 10, 2020, at her daughter's home with her family by her side.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Alma, MI with Pastor John Hagerman and Pastor Carlton Cecil officiating.

Natalee was born in Alma, MI on August 13, 1924, the daughter of Cornelius and Anna (Shaffer) Gager. She graduated from Ithaca High School.

Natalee married Harry Junior Stoner on December 12, 1943 at the First Church of God parsonage in Alma, MI.  They were blessed with 74 years of marriage prior to Harry's passing on December 31, 2017. In 1953, they purchased the farm on Ely Hwy where they raised their family. Natalee was the Boys' housekeeper for Gelston Hall at Alma College for 20 years retiring in 1998. She attended New Haven Church of God.

Most of all, Natalee was a mom and grandma. She loved spending time with her family and always looked forward to family gatherings at her home. She enjoyed making gifts for her family and friends. She made many blankets and quilts. Natalee was a giving person and always enjoyed helping others.  She looked forward to camping with her sons and their families.

Natalee loved her Lord. She was quick to tell others about her faith and what God could do for them. She also enjoyed listening to music that praised her Lord.

Natalee is survived by 4 children: William (Marilyn) Stoner of Alma; Lawrence (Phyllis) Stoner of Alma; Joan (Galen) Gable of Clarksdale, MS; and Sherry (Nathan) Wilson of Perrinton; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren; brother Levi Gager; and many nieces and nephews.  Natalee was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry, siblings: John Gager, Arlo Gager, Kenneth Gager, Bernard Gager, and Naomi Parcher.

Every Sunday as Natalee greeted people at church, when asked "How are you?" she would respond, "I am traveling on." Today, Natalee has done just that.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit Natalee's obituary at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI.

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