Obituary: Marjorie Stephenson Stone was WW2 Code Breaker

Majorie Stephenson Stone lived in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff for over 60 years.

Marjorie Stephenson Stone, 91, longtime resident of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff for over 60 years, died December 3 in Lake Forest.

Marjorie was born in Huddersfield, England where she was raised by her parents, the late George Albert and Mary Claressa (nee Hawke) Stephenson. As a young lady during WWII, she worked in code breaking operations for the Allied forces. She was honored with a Blectchley Park Commemorative Badge and Government Code and Cypher School Medal presented by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, in May of 2010 for her efforts. Marjorie was a member, trustee and Sunday school teacher at Grace United Methodist Church of Lake Bluff; she was also a member of Lake Bluff Women’s Club and a benefactor of the Vliet Museum of Lake Bluff History.

Marjorie was the beloved wife of the late George R. Stone (1981); cherished mother of George S. (Patricia) Stone of Wilmette and Elizabeth M. (Richard Theile) Stone, M.D. of Ann Arbor, MI; loved grandmother of Jennifer W., Natalie S. and Andrew G. Stone, Lindsay E. and Christopher S. Theile, PhD.; adored sister of Violet Quarmby, the late Rose Briggs, the late Alice Hughes, the late Bessie Grey and the late Frank Stephenson.

All services and interment at Rosehill Cemetery are private. Info - Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest – www.wenbanfh.com or 847-234-0022.

Memorial contributions in Marjorie’s name may be made to: Grace United Church, 244 E. Center, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 , Alexandria, VA 22312.

Obituary courtesy of Wenban Funeral Homes.

Guinevere Tiffin December 06, 2012 at 04:19 PM
My condolences to her family and friends. What a neat story to know we had a code breaker in our midst. Her stories will live on.


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