The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


October 8, 2012

Erma L. Stafford

JOPLIN, Mo. — JOPLIN, Mo. - Erma L. Stafford, age 92, of Joplin,  passed away at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at National Healthcare following a one year illness.

Erma was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Granby, Mo. and had lived in Joplin most of her life. She was a Homemaker.

Erma married Clifton E. Stafford April 29, 1939, in Joplin. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1989. She was also preceded in death by four brothers.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Gregory and husband, Roger, and Peggy Cole and husband, Ron, all of Pineville, Mo. and Judy Stafford, Joplin; one sister, Bessie Peters, Joplin; nine grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Phil Erwin officiating. Pallbearers will be Roger Gregory, Ron Cole, Greg Paul, Jack Arehart, Clayton Paul, and Cameron Paul.Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mortuary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin, Mo.

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