She was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Wabash to William F. and Rosemary (Barnes) Walton. On Nov. 22, 1969, she married Virgil R. Stafford at Goshen City Church of the Brethren. He died May 11, 2010.
Survivors include her father: William, Goshen; three sons: John Stafford; Fred Stafford, both of Goshen; and Josh Stafford, Elkhart; and two sisters: Janet (Steven) Bolock, Syracuse; and Susan (Scott Pierce) Rader, Goshen. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother: Rosemary; and a brother: William Walton Jr.
Mrs. Stafford was a homemaker and known for her baking skills. She was an avid sports fan, following the I.U. basketball team and the NY Yankees. She was especially fond of her dogs and treated them like family.
Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where a 1 p.m. Sunday, May 29, funeral will be conducted. Pastor Mike Silliman of Grace Community Church will officiate. Cremation will follow the service and burial will be in Violett Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be directed to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.