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“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...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Allen Tobin - Silver City, SD

“Randy: 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...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Grewenow - Lancaster, KY

“Randy and Judy So sorry to hear of Vera's passing. She was a good friend and will be missed. Dave and Ruth Maddalozzo ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Daave and Ruth Maddalozzo

“Always enjoyed seeing Vera as a patient. Great sense of humor and spunk. Sorry to learn of her passing, Randy. Will miss her greatly. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Dr. Brad McConville - Centerville, IA

“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! ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Janice L Morgan - Seymour, IA

“Randy and family Deepest Sympathy on your mom's passing. From the children of Shag and Mary Jane Summers ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Gregory Summers - Albia, IA

“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....Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry & Diane Durian - Albia, IA

“So sorry for your loss Vera was a very special lady lots of good memories ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: KimberlyDuttonPate - Seymour, IA

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kimberly Dutton Pate - Seymour, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Vera was a kind and caring lady. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Sheryl Dotts - Seymour, IA


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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 www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.