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Sophie Darlene McGuire Stonebraker, 86, of Foley, died early Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, 2012, at the home of her daughter in The Colony, Texas.
Born Aug. 12, 1926, in Hamburg, Ill., she was the daughter of Phillip Edward and Cora Lee McGee McGuire. She attended Elsberry schools.
She was united in marriage on April 30, 1947, in Foley to John Hickman “Hick” Stonebraker. This union was blessed with three children: Lex Terold, Stephen Craig and Melinda “Mindy.” Mrs. Stonebraker graduated from beauty college in 1966 and ran a business in Foley for a number of years. She was a former Foley mayor and councilwoman.
Survivors include one son, Stephen Craig Stonebraker and his wife, Debbie, of Foley; one daughter, Melinda “Mindy” Williams and her husband, Randy, of The Colony, Texas; three grandchildren: Cody Stonebraker, of Foley, Lauren Petro and her husband, Daniel, of San Antonio, Texas and Ashley Ibarolle and her husband, Jerod, of Prosper, Tex.; and four great-grandchildren: Autumn, Dana, Brea and Daniel IV. She also leaves on sister, Ruby Budd, of Elsberry; other relatives and many, many friends.
According to her wishes, Mrs. Stonebraker’s body was donated to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Medical Center Auxiliary in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; P.O. Box 253; 3838 East Highway 47; Winfield, Mo., 63389.