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Glendora Stone

January 19, 1945 — August 6, 2023

Glenda “Cotton” (Cotter) Stone, 78, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on August 6, 2023 after a 21 year fierce battle with breast cancer. “She’s exhausted from trying to be stronger than she feels.”

She was the 11th of 12 children born to Thurlo and Gertrude Crotts Cotter in Vidette, Arkansas on January 19, 1945. She graduated from Viola High School where she was a student basketball player, earning Allstate player for three years and declining an opportunity to play with a women’s professional basketball team.

On September 5, 1964 she married James R. Stone in Bakersfield, Missouri. They have two children; Kim Hendershot of Overland Park, Kansas, and Jeff Stone of Buford, Arkansas. She retired from Baxter Laboratory in Mountain Home, Arkansas in 2005 after 26 years. Glenda enjoyed her vegetable garden and orchard, flowers, quilting, thrift stores, spending time with her kids, and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Stone of the home; two children, Kim (Matt) Hendershot and Jeff (Kelley) Stone; five grandchildren, Jamie Stone, Kelly Hendershot, Nick (Briley) Stone, Ashley (Jesse) Stone, and Shawn Hendershot; and two great grandchildren, Deacon Allen and Josephine Marie (due date Aug 16th); sisters, Alice (Junior) Spence and Fern Blake; brothers, Carl Cotter and Larry Cotter; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Cotter and Monteen Cotter. Additionally, she is survived by numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Thurlo Cotter, and seven bothers: Marvin, Glen, JR, Chester, Randall, Lee, and Birl.

In lieu of flowers, please enjoy a good cup of coffee, the sounds of a thunderstorm, and a thrift store bargain.

In memory of our beloved wife & mom, you may donate in her honor to Legacy Hospice ( or 111 N. Main Street, Suite 1, Salem, AR 72576) &/or Mountain Home’s Meals on Wheels ( or PO Box 392 Mountain Home, AR 72653) &/or Home Bound (358 Hwy 5 North Mountain Home, AR 72653).

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Kirby Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653. Burial will be at Hurst Cemetery, Fulton County immediately following the service.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at .
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Glendora Stone, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

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Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas

, Mountain Home, AR 72653

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