PLEASANT HILL — Mary Ellen Stanforth, 77, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1936, Highland County, to her parents Edwin Dale and Nellie Marie (Igo) Michael. She graduated from Belfast High School Class of 1954. On May 7, 1955, she married Charles L. Stanforth in Woodsfield.
From 1954-1957, she worked for Wright Patterson as a telephone operator; from 1969-1972, she worked at the Pleasant Hill Post Office as a clerk; from 1972-1986, she worked at ENPO-Cornell, Piqua, as a precision grinder until her retirement in 1986. In 1987, she worked as the assistant to the clerk treasurer for the village of Pleasant Hill until 1992-2003, when she was elected clerk treasurer of Pleasant Hill. She was a member and Squad Commander for the Pleasant Hill/ Newton Twp. Life Squad and was a member of the Lady's Fire Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Charles L. Stanforth; her parents; siblings Dale Michael, Barb Brannen, Bill Michael.
She will be missed and remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Diane Stanforth of Shertz, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Tom Prickett of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren, Christopher and Mali Stanforth of Texas, Nathan and Jackie Prickett of Pleasant Hill, Kellen and Roze Stanforth of Texas, Andrew Prickett of Pleasant Hill, Amy and Lyle Oesterling of Englewood, Matthew Prickett of Pleasant Hill; great- grandchildren Jacob Stanforth, Brenden Stanforth, Luke Prickett, Josh Atkins, Isabelle Prickett, and Kaeden Stanforth; brother, Bob Michael.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill, with Monty Stratton officiating. Interment at Sugartree Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the
. Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com.