LONACONING — Florence M. Stafford, 98, of Seldom Seen Road, Lonaconing, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland.
Mrs. Stafford was a homemaker and a member of the Westernport Church of the Brethren. She graduated from Barton High School in 1932 and spent most of her adult life in Allegany County.
She was born in Lonaconing on May 14, 1915, to George F.S. and Meadie (Green) Jeffrey. In 1934 she and Alexander H. Stafford were married. He preceded in her in death in 1971.
She was preceded in death by her husband; six brothers and two sisters, John T. Jeffrey, George H. Jeffrey, Paul D. Jeffrey, Francis S. Jeffrey, James A. Jeffrey, Robert L. Jeffrey, Edna M. Thomas and Mildred Viola Thrasher.
Mrs. Stafford is survived by her daughter and caregiver for the last four years, Mrs. Wilbur (Shirley) Fischer, of Madisonville, Texas and four grandchildren, Terrence Fischer, Pamela Fischer, Elizabeth Fischer and Carla Lucas.
Family and friends will be received at the Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Diane May and the Rev. William Shimer officiating.
Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park.