Mrs. Stanford was born in Fort Wayne on November 7, 1938, a daughter of Orvle and Viola Puryear. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, and graduated from Central Catholic High School.
She was married to Michael Patrick Stanford, who preceded her in death in 1997. A homemaker, she was a member of the ladies auxiliaries of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Post 499.
The surviving relatives include her sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick M. and Tonya Stanford of Churubusco and Michael P. and Sherri Stanford, Jr. of Fort Wayne; a brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Christine Krock of LaOtto; a half-sister Gail; and six grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Krock.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in the chapel at the St. Anne Home, 1900 Randallia Drive, Fort Wayne, with Father Jack Overmyer, the celebrant.
The family will receive friends at the chapel after 12 noon on Tuesday until the hour of the service.
Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.
To leave a condolence for the family in Mrs. Stanford’s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net