Stanford, 81, of Goreville passed away at 4:55
am, Saturday, January 31, 2004 at the
Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
wishes were to be cremated. Memorials may be
made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may
be sent to in C/O Blue Funeral Home, PO Box
411, Marion, IL 62959. Blue Funeral Home in
Goreville is in charge of arrangements.
Stanford was born on April 17, 1922 in
Rosiclare, IL to Charles and Oma (Slanden)
Stanford. He married Mildred Pearson on
November 10, 1941 in Charles, MO.
survivors include his daughters, Nedra and Ed
Shue of Goreville, Linda and Tim Philport of
Torrence, CA, Blenda and John Cosgrave of
Joliet, IL; son, Skip Stanford of Joliet, IL;
grandchildren, Jay, Jennifer, Russ, Randy, and
Michelle; five great-grandchildren;
brother-in-law, Robert Pearson of Mabank, TX;
sister-in-law, Anna Lee and Art Miskowski of
Goreville; also numerous nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by his wife, his parents,
and one brother James Stanford.
Stanford's hobbies included golf, hunting and
fishing, also bowling, and spending time with
his great-grandchildren. He was also a Mason.
Herald News, The (Joliet, IL) - February 3,