Ashland WWII survivor celebrates 95th birthday with book signing


ASHLAND – Josianne Stone says she can’t write.

She believes she can’t draw, even though she has collected 200 handmade drawings.

Each of her paintings has three letters in the corner of the frame, “GtG” for “Glory to God”. The motto Stone, 95, was accepted through her artwork and her writing.

It is what she believes that she empowers her to create art for the world to see.

Born in Belgium in 1927, Stone’s faith is captured in her new autobiography, “From War to Peace by HIS Grace: A Reflection of World War II and My Life by 2020.”

World War II Ashland artist tells her story:A 94-year-old artist from Ashland wants to inspire others with her paintings and life stories.

This book reflects her childhood growing up in Belgium during World War II and how she led her to find a relationship with God, depicted in hand-painted stone illustrations and vignettes. doing.


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