Annis Mildred "Mickey" (Bouse) Stone

Born: Mon., Jun. 2, 1919
Died: Tue., Apr. 10, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 13, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Annis Mildred Stone, affectionately known as “Mickey”, 98, Kokomo, passed away at 6:58 am Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at her home.  She was born June 2, 1919 in Kokomo, the daughter of the late John A. & Ada (Ford) Bouse.  On October 22, 1960, she married Richard N. Stone who preceded her in death on April 20, 1987. 

Mildred lived in Kokomo her whole life and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1937.  While an employee of Haynes Stellite, she received a Certificate of Award in winning the Army-Navy “E” for Excellence in War Production in 1945, retiring in 1961 after 19 years as a final inspector.  In her early years, she was a (Brownie) Girl Scout Leader. She also touched the lives of two precious girls at the Bethany Orphanage in Bethany, KY, serving as a Sunshine Mother. 

Mildred was a meek, quiet person who loved volunteering and did so humbly with a generous heart, without seeking recognition.  She worked in the background helping many people and touching countless lives.  In 1994, Mildred was awarded the Governor’s Voluntary Action Program for her outstanding efforts, support, and participation in the promotion of volunteering.  Mildred volunteered with the Book Buddy Program, the Head Start Program, Meals on Wheels, and the American Red Cross.  She also volunteered with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration at the Logansport State Hospital, the Mental Health Association where she was a Gold Volunteer, and for the Kokomo Rescue Mission where she served for over 30 years. In August 2006, she was the Mission’s Volunteer Spotlight and was commended for her years of service in the Women’s Auxiliary, making lap robes, stuffing envelopes, and doing anything else they may have needed.  Mildred also enjoyed visiting shut-ins. 

Mildred was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, earning the Distinguished Service Award in 1990 for a love offering given to build a church in Ecuador in Memory of her late husband.  She was also a member of the Marinda B. Dye, Tent 17, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Howard County Historical Society, and past member of the Extension Home Makers, and the Kokomo Rescue Mission Ladies Auxiliary. 

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Marcia A. & Jerry Nelson; step-grandchildren, Craig Nelson, and Stacy Bowser, along with two step-great-grandchildren; and her beloved feline friend, Heidi.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Charlotte Colter; and her brother, Oren Bouse, who was killed in action on Christmas day, in 1944, during WWII.   

The family would like to give a special heartfelt thanks to Kindred Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion.  To her two extraordinary caregivers, Mary Ann and Debbie, what a blessing you have been.  Not only did you provide the best care possible, but you truly cared about her and loved her.  Thank you.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 13, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor David Leeder officiating.  Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Mildred’s memory to the Kokomo Rescue Mission or First Church of the Nazarene.  Messages of condolence may be left online at  

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Rebecca Lepper
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
Dear Marcia & Jerry,
My heart hurts with you and for you. Knowing before hand that the time has come does not lessen the ache or the loss. While we have the comfort of knowing we will see them again on that day, it can often feel like a far-off reunion. Love you both, pray for you both.


Lynn Smith
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
Dear Marcia and Jerry,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. So very sorry for the loss of such a special lady.

Trudy Banush
   Posted Fri April 13, 2018
Marcia I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. And I'm sorry I wasn't able to visit Thursday evening. I will keep you in my prayers.