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Joan Stanford

Jun 17th, 1947 - Sep 6th, 2022

Memorial Visitation: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora


     Joan Miller Stanford, age 75, of Flora, IL, formerly of Flemington, NJ, passed away on September 6, 2022, at Richland Nursing and Rehab in Olney, Illinois.

      Born to Donald J. and Eleanor Steinke Miller on June 17, 1947, Joan grew up in Tewksbury Township, NJ and graduated from North Hunterdon Regional High School in 1965.  After working as a secretary for several years in private business, Joan was employed by the County of Hunterdon where she was secretary to the Director of the Hunterdon County Communication System from the time of its inception until her retirement in 2002.

After her retirement Joan enjoyed spending time with her families in New Jersey and Illinois and going to country music shows, NASCAR races, and a variety of casino trips.

      Joan is preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Roger Dale Stanford. She is survived by her siblings and their spouses, Kathy Miller & Tom Wiedenman; Ed Miller & Susan Carrara; and Don & Nancy Miller; her nephews Brian Miller and Craig (Paula) Miller and niece Christina Herndon; grandnieces Ashlyn & Addison Miller; cousins Carol (Ken) Lenz and William Bronner; and sister-in-law Colene Wood and her children, Casey & Kassie.

      Joan’s family are deeply grateful to Ed and Linda Leak, their son, daughter-in-law & grandsons, all of Flora, Illinois, for the friendship, love, and attention they gave Joan over the years and for all the care and comfort they provided Joan and her family during the past months.

      A Memorial Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  The family requests in lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Fisher House Foundation.  Donations will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence, visit:


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Bill and Robin Atwood

September 8th

So sorry for your loss. Hold tight to good memories.

Sue Hampsten

September 9th

Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful blessing to everyone.

Sharon David

September 9th

To Joan's family I want to say I am so sorry. I had lots of long talks with Joan taking her to appointments. She loved her family and friends. Rest in Peace Joan. You are now with Dale and I am sure you are smiling.

Christopher Sakos

September 14th

The NHRHS Alumni sends their most sincere condolences. Also, the Tewksbury Township Grade School alumni sends their most sincere condolences. May she Rest In Peace.

Phil Wiley

September 14th

She always had a smile and was always so sweet to me. I will miss seeing her and her always giving me a hard time even though she was always joking. Prayers

Johnny Zink

September 14th

So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Always looked forward to and enjoyed our visits. She was a special lady.

Linda Price Wolfson

September 14th

My deepest sympathies to the families. I did not know her well, but I do remember. I hope she rests well now, with the love of you all going forward.

Susan Hintz Berg

September 17th

My deepest condolences for Joan’s family. I remember her being very nice to me when I visited with my Dad. Rest In Peace.



Bill and Robin Atwood
Brenda Bullard
Diana & Greg Rutland
Kim and Shari Hamilton and family
Bobby & Kathy Johnson
Norman Philli[ps
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Sharon David
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Bill & Sandi Gross
Larry Frost
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Chad & Elizabeth Bayles
Judith and Late Ronnie Gibbs
Doug & Debi Leak
Johnny & Shelly Zink
Lisa Long
Reni Hennes Smith
Trey Lewis


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