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Obituary for Marilyn A. Stafford

Stafford, Marilyn A.
Wayland, Formerly of Middleville

Marilyn A. Stafford, age 89 of Wayland, formerly of Middleville, passed away on January 25, 2023. Marilyn was born on October 27, 1933 in Caledonia, the daughter of William and Florence (Brearley) Lind. An active member of Parmelee United Methodist Church for many years, Marilyn was employed by The State Bank of Caledonia for forty and a half years, retiring in 1994. Marilyn enjoyed baking, cooking, going to craft shows, traveling, and bus trips, especially to Branson, Missouri to see shows. She was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and loved to watch them play. While working as a waitress at Gehl’s Restaurant in Caledonia, she met a regular named Harry Stafford who became the love of her life, they married on July 28, 1953. Harry preceded her in death in 2016. Marilyn is survived by sister, Mary Lou Cisler; several nieces, nephews, brothers in law and sisters in law. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Darlene Sisson; brothers in law: Paul Sisson and Robert Cisler Sr. Marilyn’s family will receive friends on Thursday, February 2, 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home where her funeral service will be conducted on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 1:00 PM, Pastor Tony Shumaker officiating. Private burial will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Parmelee United Methodist Church or Green Acres of Wayland will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Marilyn’s family.