|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1924|
St. Joseph County
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1988|
~~~South Bend Tribune~~~
Ex-resident of Mishawaka dies in crash
Leo L. Stafford, 63, of Linton, Ind., formerly of Mishawaka, was killed and his wife, Barbara Deane Stafford, was injured criticaly in a two-car, head-on crash about 4:15 p.m. Monday.
The accident occurred on Indiana 54, about a mile east of Linton, according to Indiana State Police in Bloomington. Police said Stafford was driving east on Indiana 54 when a westbound vehicle attempted to pass another vehicle collided with Stafford's car.
Mrs. Stafford was listed in critical condition today in Terre Haute Union Hospital, where Mr. Stafford was pronounced dead on arrival.
Mr. Stafford was employed by the State Highway Department. He had worked at Dodge Division of Reliance Electric for 30 years. He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Mishawaka, and had lived in the area until 1975, when he moved to Linton. On May 21, 1974, in Linton, he married Barbara Deane Risher. Also surviving are a daughter, Connie Garrabrant of Osceola; two sons, Dennis of South Bend and Robert of Mishawaka; a step-daughter, Honey Lou Poole of Indianapolis; a step-son, Jack Perry of Linton; six grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Praklet of Mishawaka, Marie DeWitte of Edwardsburg, Nita Abraham of South Bend and Wanda Hayden of Winter Garden, Fla.; and two brothers, A.D. of Mishawaka and Dr. John W. of Tampa, Fla.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Anderson & Pointdexter Memory Chapel, Linton, where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Linton.
~~~South Bend Tribune~~~
Services for Leo. L Stafford, 63, of Linton, Ind., formerly of Mishawaka, who was killed Monday in an auto accident east of Linton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Anderson & Pointdexter Memory Chapel, Linton. Friends may call until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial wil be in Fairview Cemetery, Linton. Among the survivors are three daughters, Renee Koontz and Angela K. Stafford-Tirotta, both of Mishawaka, and Cynthia Fenimore of South Bend; two sons, Leo Jr. and Timothy H. O., both of Mishawaka; and six grandchildren.
Ora Ernest Stafford (1889 - 1965)
Ida Mae Circle Stafford (1895 - 1972)
Barbara Deane Stafford (1926 - 1988)
Renee Annette Koontz (1957 - 2014)*
Ford Leroy Stafford (1915 - 1936)*
Chester Ray Stafford (1917 - 1933)*
Archie Devoe Stafford (1919 - 1999)*
Leo Lorrain Stafford (1924 - 1988)
John Wade Stafford (1932 - 2012)*
Created by: Cindi
Record added: May 01, 2008
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C & Y Zinn-Haines
Added: Feb. 17, 2014
To my Dad--You are always in my thoughts and prayers--I miss you dearly.|
Added: May. 18, 2008