Cliff Stone, a longtime farmer, banker and benefactor, has died at the age of 91.
Stone died Thursday at Wesley Medical Center.
"He gave selflessly of his time, his talent and his treasure to increase the well-being of mankind — not just for Butler, but for so many other great causes for this region," Butler Community College president Jackie Vietti said.
"He was truly beloved by all those who had the privilege of meeting him."
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A native of El Dorado, Stone graduated from the junior college in his hometown and then completed his degree at Kansas State University.
He frequently said that he wouldn't have achieved what he did without his hometown college, and Vietti said his vision and financial support reshaped Butler Community College.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in El Dorado.
For more on the life of Mr. Stone, see Saturday's Eagle.