Jane Audrey Guenther
b. 1 October 1927, d. 29 March 2008
- Father: Gaylord Stephen Guenther b. 9 November 1891, d. 1 August 1952
- Mother: Mary Ethel Sierk b. May 1890, d. 15 June 1962
- Jane Audrey Guenther was born on 1 October 1927 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- Gaylord Stephen Guenther and Mary Ethel Sierk appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1887 Cleveland Avenue. Other members of the household included Jane Audrey Guenther, Jack Gaylord Guenther and Marilyn Ethel Guenther.
- Gaylord Stephen Guenther and Mary Ethel Sierk appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 1887 Cleveland Avenue. Other members of the household included Jane Audrey Guenther, Jack Gaylord Guenther and Marilyn Ethel Guenther.
- The following appeared on 13 December 1951 in The Wyoming County Times: (Varysburg) Gaylord Guenther and daughter of Niagara Falls called on Mr. Guenther at the hospital and on Mrs. Guenther at the Gordon Libby home Saturday. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Willie Davis of Java Center called on Mrs. Wm. Guenther, Sunday. . . . Mrs. Lucy Hudson of East Aurora spent Sunday with Mrs. William Guenther at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Libby, Mr. Guenther is in the Warsaw Hospital suffering from a broken hip. . . . Mr. and Mrs. James Davis and Mrs. Gordon Libby called on Wm. Guenther at the hospital Sunday evening.
- The following appeared on 1 August 1952 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Gaylord S. Guenther, 60, who had been in the contracting business here for many years, died of a heart attack early today at his home, 1887 Cleveland avenue.
A Fire department inhalator squad administered first aid to Mr. Guenther for 15 minutes before he was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. by his doctor.
Mr. Guenther was a native of Holland, N. Y. He came to this city 36 years ago and was associated with the Charles W. Moyer company, contractors, for 20 years. He later served as superintendent for the Walter S. Johnson Building company for several years.
For the last ten years, until his retirement, Mr. Guenther operated the Gaylord S. Guenther contracting business.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Associated General Contractors.
Funeral services for Mr. Guenther will be conducted at the Gridley Funeral home at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Attica.
Mr. Guenther is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Guenther; a son, Jack G. Guenther; two daughters, Mrs. Robert E. Wilson and Miss Jane A. Guenther, all of this city, and his father, William H. Guenther, Warsaw, N. Y. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
- She married Donald James Stone, son of Albert Percy Stone and Esther B. Smith, on 2 May 1953 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at First Presbyterian Church.
- The following appeared on 9 May 1953 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Miss Jane A. Guenther, daughter of Mrs. Gaylord S. Guenther of Cleveland Avenue, Niagara Falls, and the late Mr. Guenther, became the bride of Donald J. Stone, son of Mrs. Albert P. Stone of Ontario Street, and the late Mr. Stone, on Saturday, May 2, at the First Presbyterian Church, Niagara Falls. The Rev. Charles C. Berryhill officiated at the ceremony.
The bride, escorted by her brother, Jack G. Guenther, chose a street-length dress of dior blue lace with bracelet-length sleeves and full skirt. The boat neckline was edged with pleated nylon net and a wide flounce of nylon nte trimmed the hem of the skirt. She wore a matching hat and carried a Colonial bouquet of pink sweetheart roses.
She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, who was attired in a dress of champagne lace with matching accessories, and carried a Colonial bouquet of daffodils and baby iris.
Charles A. Switzer was best man and William F. Lynch was the usher.
The reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Guenther, Oak Street, Niagara Falls, for the immediate families and the wedding party.
Mrs. Guenther wore a silk shantung suit of cadet blue with pale pink accessories and an orchid corsage. The mother of the bridegroom selected a Wedgewood blue silk print dress with matching accessories and an orchid corsage.
Mr. and Mrs. Stone will reside at 7 Sixty-seventh street after a brief wedding trip. For trraveling the bride chose a navy blue gabardine suit with navy blue and white accessories, and wore a corsage of cymbidium.
Miss Guenther is a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and William Smith College, Geneva. She is a case worker with the Niagara County Welfare department.
Mr. Stone, a graduate of Lockport High School, is an alumnus of Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., and attended Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. He now is with the engineering department at Hooker Electrochemical Company.
- The following appeared on 16 June 1962 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Mary E. Guenther, of 1887 Cleveland Ave., a resident for the last 46 years, died unexpectedly in her home Friday (June 15, 1962). She was 72.
Mrs. Guenther was a native of Attica. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and belonged to the Women's Association at the church. She was also a member of the Mother's Corner Club.
Mrs. Guenther was the widow of Gaylor S. Guenther, a local contractor, who died in 1952.
Surviving are a son, Jack G. Guenther, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Wilson, of Fairport, and Mrs. Donald J. (Jean) Stone, of North Tonawanda; a sister, Mrs. Harold F. Ames, and two brothers, Glen and Ray Sierk, all of Attica, and another brother, Dr. Leo Sierk, of St. Petersburg, Fla; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gridley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, in Attica.
- The following appeared on 12 January 1970 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, 46, a Niagara Falls native and formerly active in music circles here, died in Highland Hospital, Rochester, Saturday (Jan. 10, 1970) after a long illness.
Mrs. Wilson, the former Marilyn E. Guenther, lived with her husband on 5 Harvest Road, Fairport. They also had lived in Syracuse since leaving here about 12 years ago. Mr. Wilson is also a Niagara Falls native.
Mrs. Wilson attended local schools and was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and William Smith College, Geneva.
She was a member of the Niagara Falls Philharmonic Orchestra and was active in music here and in Syracuse.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wilson is survived by two sons, Robert P. and Steven L. Wilson; a brother Jack G. Guenther, this city; a sister, Mrs. Donald J. (Jane) Stone, North Tonawanda, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Emery-Curtis Funeral Home, Fairport. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Attica.
- The following appeared on 7 November 1986 in the Tonawanda News: First Presbyterian Church, Niagara Falls, was the setting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 1986, when Wendy Jane Stone, wearing an opera-length gown of ivory Lyon lace with satin and Venice lace bib collar, became the bride of Brent E. Bowman.
The Rev. Douglas Orr Dudley officiated at the ceremony, assisted by Rev. Bryan Swortwood, grandfather of the bridegroom. Steven Wilson, cousin of the bride, of Miami, Fla., was soloist.
The bride is the daughter of mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Stone of North Tonawanda. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and mrs. Harold E. Bowman of Canandaigua, formerly of Lockport.
Miss Brenda Berhalter was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Jill Bowman, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Lyane Guenther, cousin of the bride.
William Boyles of Coatesville, Pa., was best man. Ushers were Bryce Bowman, brother of the bridegroom, and Gary Stone of Cleveland, Ohio, brother of the bride.
The couple was honored at a reception at the Sheraton Brock Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ont., following the ceremony. The newlyweds are at home in Columbus, Ohio.
- Jane Audrey Guenther died on 29 March 2008 at age 80 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
- She was interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Attica, Wyoming County, New York.
- The following appeared on 1 April 2008 in The Columbus Dispatch: Jane Audrey Stone, 80 years old, of Hilliard, Ohio, died Saturday, March 29, in First Community Village. She was born October 1, 1927, in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Gaylord Guenther and the late Mary Sierk. She was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Wilson (Robert) of Fairport, New York. Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Stone of Hilliard, Ohio; daughter, Cheryl (Robert) of Red Bluff, California; son, Gary (Susan) of Bay Village, Ohio; and daughter, Wendy (Brent) of Atlanta, Georgia. She was a member of the Hilliard Presbyterian Church and attended Niagara Falls High School and Hobart and William Smith College where she earned a degree in Sociology. She worked as a Social Worker for the Niagara County NY Department of Social Services handling child neglect and child custody cases. Known for her caring attitude toward all, she will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 311 First Street, Niagara Falls, New York at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008.
- The following appeared on 9 June 2017 in the Niagara Gazette: Donald J. Stone, 90, of Westlake, OH, formerly of North Tonawanda, NY, passed away at the Ames Hospice House on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Husband of the late Jane Stone (nee Guenther); father of Gary (Susan) Stone of Bay Village, OH, Wendy (Brent) Bowman of Atlanta Georgia; and stepdaughter, Cheryl (Robert) Ramirez of Red Bluff, CA; grandfather of Rachael, Matthew, Cristina, Laura and Adam.
Donald was born and raised in Lockport, NY, and was the son of the late Albert and Esther Stone, brother of the late Allan Stone and the late Eileen Richards. He was a 1944 graduate of Lockport High School, served proudly in the United States Navy, and graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering. He applied his skills as a Professional Engineer at numerous corporations throughout western New York, Connecticut, and Ohio. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed working with computers, building model airplanes, reading, and learning anything historical about WWII.
There will be no memorial service per Donald's wishes.
- Last Edited: 31 Aug 2016