Martha Jane Stone, organist at New Union Christian Church in Woodford County for 78 years, at her organ in October 2009. Stone also taught music at Transylvania University and played cello in the Lexington Philharmonic for many years. Stone had lived in the same Lexington house since 1933. She died Wednesday at age 97.
Martha Jane Stone, organist at New Union Christian Church in Woodford County for 78 years, at her organ in October 2009. Stone also taught music at Transylvania University and played cello in the Lexington Philharmonic for many years. Stone had lived in the same Lexington house since 1933. She died Wednesday at age 97. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
Martha Jane Stone, organist at New Union Christian Church in Woodford County for 78 years, at her organ in October 2009. Stone also taught music at Transylvania University and played cello in the Lexington Philharmonic for many years. Stone had lived in the same Lexington house since 1933. She died Wednesday at age 97. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

She became organist at a small church in 1938. She played there for 78 years.

December 28, 2016 03:16 PM

UPDATED December 29, 2016 08:10 AM

More Videos

  • Ark park fails to make money for local shops

    A year after the opening of Ark Encounter Noah's ark park, small businesses in Williamstown one mile away have not been seeing enough customers coming from the ark park.

About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen

@tomeblen

Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.