Vera L Stafford

  • Born: August 2, 1919
  • Died: December 27, 2015
  • Location: Centerville, Iowa

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Centerville, IA 52544
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Vera Louise Stafford, age 96, of Centerville, Iowa, formerly of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab, Centerville.

Vera was born August 2, 1919 in Mendota, Missouri to John and Antonietta (Saccaro) Sebben. She was united in marriage to Gerald Edwin Stafford on October 5, 1939 in Liberty, Missouri. From this union, they had two children, Gary and Randall "Randy." Throughout her lifetime Vera worked at Wayne's Café, Deflecta Shield, and Iowa Steel and Wire.

Vera is survived by her sons, Randall "Randy" (Judy) Stafford of Albia, Iowa and Gary Lee (Betty) Stafford of Moore, Oklahoma; Four Grandchildren, Rick Lee (Karen) Stafford of Moore, Oklahoma, Mark Anthony (Tracy) Stafford of Edmund, Oklahoma, Jerry Dean (Maura) Stafford of Van Meter, Iowa, and Brian Keith Stafford of Norwalk, Iowa; Five Great-grandchildren, Grant Stafford of Edmund, Oklahoma, Jeren Anthony Everette Stafford of Albia, Iowa, Jalen Robert Stafford of Norwalk, Iowa, Jance Nichols of Edmund Oklahoma and Madison (Nichols) Knight of Oklahoma City; and a sister, Isabel (Sebben) Lemke of Beaverdale, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Antonietta Sebben; her husband, Gerald Stafford; two sisters, Albena (Sebben) Carpenter and Marie (Sebben) Pylant.

There are no scheduled funeral services at this time. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Seymour First Responders and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be expressed online at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Randy and Gary,
Your Mom was such an important part of our family for so many years. I am grateful that my Mom (Erma Allen) and I were able to visit her a couple years ago. She was still full of spunk and just like I remembered her. When I started bringing my children to visit Grandma Grace Tanya, my daughter, would go across the street as soon as possible to visit her "friend Vera". And your Dad was a hero to my son when he showed Terry how the big TV dish worked and let him use the control to turn the dish. Your Mom was so proud of both of her sons and the last two times I saw her she had that big, beautiful smile when she talked about you and your children. Thank you for sharing your Mom with the four generations of our family!

With loving memories,
Judy Allen Tobin

Posted by Judy Allen Tobin - Silver City, SD - Family Friend   January 09, 2016

Sorry to hear about your Mom. You may not remember me but, I'm Jema and Herb's son. Heard about your Mom from Aunt Lena.
Our sincere condolences,
Bob and Berta Grewenow

Posted by Bob Grewenow - Lancaster, KY - Cousin   January 09, 2016

Randy and Judy
So sorry to hear of Vera's passing. She was a good friend and will be missed.
Dave and Ruth Maddalozzo

Posted by Daave and Ruth Maddalozzo    January 04, 2016

Always enjoyed seeing Vera as a patient. Great sense of humor and spunk. Sorry to learn of her passing, Randy. Will miss her greatly.

Posted by Dr. Brad McConville - Centerville, IA - Physician   January 01, 2016

I will never forget Vera. she was the spunkiest ole woman i have ever known, She was like a grandmother to me! I will miss her dearly!

Posted by Janice L Morgan - Seymour, IA - Home care aide   December 30, 2015

Randy and family Deepest Sympathy on your mom's passing. From the children of Shag and Mary Jane Summers

Posted by Gregory Summers - Albia, IA - friend   December 30, 2015

Randy & Judy;

Sincere Sympathy in the loss of your mother. May you find comfort and support from each other as well as extended family and friends.

She appears to have been a delightful lady and you were fortunate to have her this many years.

God Bless,
Jerry & Diane

Posted by Jerry & Diane Durian - Albia, IA - Friends   December 30, 2015

So sorry for your loss Vera was a very special lady lots of good memories

Posted by KimberlyDuttonPate - Seymour, IA - Friend   December 27, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Kimberly Dutton Pate - Seymour, IA - Friend   December 27, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Vera was a kind and caring lady.

Posted by Sheryl Dotts - Seymour, IA - Friend   December 27, 2015