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Elaine J. Stafford

June 28, 2013
Lewistown Sentinel

MILROY - Elaine J. Stafford, 75, of Milroy, passed away peacefully at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her home.

She was born June 21, 1938, to the late Merrill W. and Helen B. (Whary) Goss.

She is survived by: her loving husband, James R. Stafford, whom she married on Oct. 27, 1977; her children, Adon W. Snyder Jr., of Clinton, N.C., James R. Stafford Jr. and wife, Wendy, of Stevens, Deborah E. (Snyder) Hartsock and husband, Chuck, of Lewistown, Wendy S. Stafford, of Milroy, and Lori K. Stafford, of Ohio; grandchildren, Sharon M. O'Reilly and husband, Kevin, of Salisbury, Md., Nichole E. (Kahler) Cooper and husband, Chris, of Burnham, Elisha, Eddie and Eric Rhodes and Brooke and Ali Stafford; great-grandchildren, Clayton and Hunter Casner, Chase Cooper, Gage Rupert and Landon Rhodes; brother, Steve Goss and wife, Sandy, of Garden View.

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She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Mason Joey Rhodes Lucas.

Elaine was a 1956 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School. She worked at various jobs over her lifetime and most recently retired from Skills of Central PA.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating.

Her family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Elaine's memory can be made to DaVita Dialysis Center, 611 Electric Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or AseraCare Hospice, Regency Square, Old Route 220, Suite 230, Altoona, PA 16602.

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