March 28, 2002

(4/08/09 - 3/23/2002)

Hazel Mae Stanford, 92, of Memphis, MO, and former Milton, IA resident, died March 23, 2002, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, MO.

She was born April 8, 1909, in Van Buren County, IA, to Joseph and Flora Brumley Harman.

She married Clyde Bickel. She married Floyd Stanford September 14, 1957, in Milton, IA. He died in 1987.

She lived in Van Buren County most her life and was a homemaker and farmer's wife. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Milton, IA, the Go and Chatter Club and was a 4-H leader for several years.

She is survived by a son, Claude Bickel of West Burlington, IA; two daughters, Crystal Foster of St. Charles, MO, and Geraldine Rossi of Memphis, MO; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a daughter, Irene Pender; a grandson, Curtis Pender; a great-grandson, Shawn Sample; and two great-granddaughters, Jacqulyn Garrett and Evelyn Pender.

Funeral services were held March 27, 2002 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Milton, IA, with Reverends Ellis Andrews and Raymond Doser officiating. Burial was in the South Prairie Chapel Cemetery south of Milton, IA. A memorial has been established to the Grace United Methodist Church in Milton, IA. Casket bearers were Terry and Alan Andrews, Mike and Wade Pender, James and Gene Bickel and Richard and Chuck Enlow. Honorary bearers were Chadlin Andrews, Lane and David Pender and Shannon Sample. Wagler's Funeral Home of Bloomfield, IA, was in charge of arrangements.

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