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Jim Stanford

Dec 22nd, 1935 - Jul 23rd, 2017

Funeral:  ​11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church

​Visitation:  6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, with an 8 p.m. Prayer Service

​Interment:  ​St. Stephen's Cemetery

 

     James “Jim” W. Stanford, age 81, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Clay County Hospital in Flora.

     Jim was born December 22, 1935, in Flora, the son of Wilson and Dorothy (Hamilton) Stanford.  He married Joann Wieldt on October 1, 1954, at the St. Stephen’s Rectory in Flora, and have shared 62 years of marriage. 

     Jim owned and operated Stanford Body Shop for over 60 years and was a faithful member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and had served on the parish council.  He served on the Flora Volunteer Fire Department for many years and took great pride in having restored and painted the department’s 1937 antique fire truck.  His memberships included the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Sons of the American Legion, and had been a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus.  Jim loved fishing and enjoyed fish fries with family, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and would meet every morning with Joe Martin and his coffee shop friends.  He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, and friend.

     Jim is survived by his wife: Joann Stanford of Flora; children: Debra Zimmerman (husband Ted) of Flora, Christine Reed (husband Brian) of Omaha, Susan McKnight of Fairfield, and Michael Stanford (wife Leah) of Flora; 15 grandchildren: Jessica (Brad) Thompson, Danielle (Cole) Anderson, Whitney (Jeremy) Ruger, Tyla (Travis) Knapp, Jamie (Heather) Thomason, Jennifer (Lucas) Dobbs, Jodi (Randy) Knight, Maverick Reed, Eric McKnight, Justin McKnight, Patience McKnight, Brett (Becca) Stanford, Alyssa Stanford, Faith Stanford, and Issac Stanford; 12 great-grandchildren: Evan, Cambell, Ian, Eli, Wyatt James, Sophia, Cannon, Ethan, Halli, Garrett, Aiden, and Blake with 2 more expected soon; a sister: Norma Hargis (husband Frank) of Flora; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter: Diana Lynn.

     A funeral service for Jim Stanford will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Flora. Interment will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.  A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with an 8 p.m. Prayer Service.  Memorial contributions may be given to Clay County Cancer Crusaders and will be accepted at the funeral home.  To share a condolence with the family, visit www.frankandbright.com.

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Elaine Todd

July 24th

Words cannot express how sorry I am for all of you. God bless you in a mighty way.

Brenda dulaney

July 24th

To the family of Jimmy Stanford so sorry to read about Jimmy passing he was a great guy who would help anyone

Sue Beam

July 24th

So sorry for your loss, please know that hearts and thoughts are with you and your family. May all the special memories stay with you and bring you comfort through the days ahead.

John and Judy Lusk

July 24th

We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was such a good man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family. Rest in Peace, Jim. Your work in this world is done.

kim and shari hamilton

July 24th

so sorry we will miss him so much

Carl and Brenda Bandy

July 24th

Joanne and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a very sweet and caring man. We always enjoyed visiting with the two of you at the F.V.F.D. Christmas get to-gathers. He will be so missed by many! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Theresa & Bruce Workman

July 24th

Mike & Family We are sorry to hear about your dad He was such a nice man & your are just like him.

Bud and Linda Martin

July 24th

JoAnn and Family: Our condolences to you for your loss. Jim was a good man and we always enjoyed being around him. He taught Bud so much about painting cars. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you as only He can do ❤️ RIP Jim

Joe and Sue Martin

July 24th

Joanne and Family, Our thoughts and prayers for your family. He was a wonderful man and good friend,he will be sadly missed .

Terry Igert

July 24th

So sorry for your loss! Praying for the family!

Bud and Linda Lents

July 24th

Joanne, Mike and families, So sorry for your loss, Jim was a good man who will be fondly remembered by all who were lucky enough to have known him.

Russell and Wanda Eastin

July 24th

Joanne and family, We are stunned to learn of Jim's passing. May God, as only He can, give you peace and strength during this time and the days ahead.

Vernal roush

July 24th

I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May God be with all your family during this time!

Jim and Betty Erbacher

July 24th

Carri Weaver

July 24th

Deepest sympathy♡ we love you Patience and Susan♡

Greg Williams and family.

July 24th

JoAnne, Susan and family, we are very sorry for your loss of Jim, and we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Lou Wheeler

July 24th

Mike and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May God's loving arms comfort you during this difficult time. Love and prayers.

Barbara Collins

July 25th

So sorry for your loss.

Mike Krutsinger

July 25th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Sue Hampsten

July 25th

Our prayers go out to the whole family. We especially think about Mike and family. May you know that our comfort and peace are with you all. He will me missed. So sorry for your loss. Dennis and Sue Hampsten and family

Peggy Coble

July 25th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.

Charlie & Patty Peters

July 25th

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

July 25th

Joann and family: We are so very sorry for your family's loss. Jim was a good neighbor and will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Lynne and Fred Gocey

July 25th

For sorry for your loss.

Wayne & Sue Hurliman

July 25th

Our thoughts and prayers have been with you, Joann, and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Carolyn Myers

July 25th

Joann, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Linda Spicer

July 25th

So sorry for your loss. May God provide great comfort.

Joe and Pam Harrell

July 26th

We are so sorry to hear the passing of Jim. You two made a beautiful couple. Hugs and prayers for all the family through this difficult and sorrowful time.

Brent & Marie Headlee

July 25th

God definately has another angel!! Prayers for JoAnn, Debbie, Chris, Susan, Mike and each of their family members.

John and Lisa Hussey

July 25th

Stanford Family, Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Karen Lewis

July 25th

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dan & Dodie Payne

July 25th

So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers.

Doug & Debbie (Showalters) Slover

July 25th

JoAnn and family, our sincere sympathies and prayers go out to you all. The neighborhood has lost a "true" gentleman and Jim will be missed by many. God bless.

Penny Bolin

July 25th

So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the family in this time of need.

Sherrill I. Owens

July 25th

Time nor distance can ever erase our memories long ago shared...

Jule Yates

July 27th

So sorry for your loss. I'm keeping your family in my prayers.

Bill and Robin Atwood

July 25th

What a legacy he has left with such a wonderful family!! He was kind and gracious, truly a gentleman. He will be missed! Prayer of comfort to Joann and each member of the family!

Lowell&Brenda K Showalters

July 26th

Joanne & Family, our sincere condolence's for the loss of "Jim", he was truly a good neighbor, may God give you strength .

Bill and Inez Copelin

July 27th

Joann and family, sorry for your loss, your all in our prayers and thoughts.

glen&toni young

July 28th

so sorry for your loss! jim was a great friend will be greatly misssed

V Guerrettaz

July 28th

Jim, one of the strongest Christian men I've had the pleasure to know and I'm sure, God has a special place for him. May his soul Rest In Peace and may you all find comfort and peace in the palm of God's hand. God bless you all.

Patty Dunnigan Matt

July 28th

Jim Stanford

August 11th

Joann, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jim is in a better place, but we know you miss him greatly. Love, Christine (Whelan) Thompson

 

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