In Memory – Joe Ben Stone

Joseph Benjamin Stone was born January 20, 1940. He passed away February 4, 2022 at the age of 82. He has been a lifelong member of the restoration, being baptized at 8 years old in January of 1948. He shared his life with his beloved wife, Violet, for the last 58 years.

Joe Ben served in the Order of Bishops and was instrumental in the purchase of the Bountiful acreage in the fall of 2008 and was Property Manager and Developer of our Church’s first community — overseeing the utility infrastructure, road engineering and plat map creation.  His love for the saints and hard work ethic will be sincerely missed.

His Memorial Service is Saturday, February 19, 2022 at

The Gathering Place
2820 S. MO 291 Highway Frontage Road
Independence, MO 64055

1pm – Visitation
2pm – Memorial Service

A Celebration of Life video can be viewed here.


Joe Ben & Violet Stone pictured with Bountiful saints at the first service at the branch in October 2013.