Gladys Eleanor Stauffer, 92, of Kirksville, Mo., formerly of Quincy, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, February 27, 2011.
Born May 10, 1918, in Lee, Neb., Eleanor was a daughter of Orville Elseworth and Bertha Clare Seckman Summy.
Eleanor enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, photography and traveling throughout the United States, but her greatest joy came in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Stauffer was employed at Moorman Manufacturing Co., in the shipping and receiving department for 30 years until her retirement in 1983.
Survivors include a son, Bill Stauffer and his wife, Dee, of Edina, Mo.; two daughters, Janet Yager of Quincy and Joyce Robertson and her husband, Jim, of Kirksville; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Robertson and his wife, Gale, Brad Robertson and Michelle Klem, all of Kirksville, Ann-Marie Stauffer, Michael Stauffer and Marcus Stauffer, all of Edina, Heather Moore of Bloomington, Eric Yager and his wife, Chrissy, Jennifer Yager and Gretchen Merriss and her husband, Brian, all of Quincy; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carlene Waters of Liberty, and Lorraine Murphy of Pekin; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Stauffer was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Halbert Summy; three sisters, Kathleen Kurfman, Lois Stickler and Marguerite Dotson; and three brothers-in-law, Ken Waters, Don Stickler and Clyde Kurfman.
Funeral Services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 02, 2011 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Kevin McGinnis. Burial was in the Mound Cemetery near Timewell.
A celebration of Eleanor's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the First Assembly of God in Kirksville.
Memorials may be made to Mound Cemetery Association or the K-Life Youth Group.
Arrangements are under the direction of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed online atwww.whig.com.