LAKE WALES - Lois R. Stafford of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in York, SC due to heart failure.
She was born January 30, 1928 in Martin, KY to the late Walter & Ruth (Stanley) Roberts; she moved from Ashland, KY to Lake Wales in 1970. She was a retired music teacher from Frostproof Elementary School and Lake Wales Senior High School and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lake Wales, where she was the Children's Choir Director. She also directed choral music at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven from 1982 until 1990; and was a pianist for Rotary, Kiwanis and the Lion's Clubs. She was also a member of the Lake Wales Chorale.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Stafford in 2010. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Langford (William) of York, SC; sons, Jim Stafford (Olga) of Lake Wales and Walt Stafford (Kathi) of Blairsville, GA; sister, Mary Jean Kazee of Cincinnati, OH; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales and the funeral service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Lake Wales with Rev. Jeffrey B. Kantz officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Shady Grove United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 928, Blairsville, GA 30514). Condolences may be sent to the family and the webcast of the service can be viewed at
Published in Ledger on June 29, 2012