Katherine Ann 'Kate' Stafford 1940 - 2009 Lawrence

A memorial service for Katherine Ann “Kate” Stafford, 68, Lawrence, was Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Mrs. Stafford died Friday, June 12, 2009, at her home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1940, in Albia, Iowa, the daughter of August Louis and Ethel Elizabeth McVittie Lennie. She had been a resident of Lawrence since 1971.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Albia, Iowa. She worked as an assembler for Kantronics for more than 15 years, retiring in 2004.
She married Alfred Earl Stafford on Dec. 23, 1958, in Albia, Iowa. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Keith Michael and wife Karen, Fort Campbell, Ky., and Jeffery Scott, of the home; a daughter, Kathleen Lynne Griffin and husband John, Baldwin City; and seven grandchildren, Forrest, Lance, Tehya, Kayleb, Chad, Matt and Reagan.
She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Tammi, and a grandson, Brandon.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at, subject: Stafford.