John Edmond Stanford, 75

John Edmond Stanford, 75, of Thomson, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018, with his loving family by his side at the V.A. Medical Center hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, after a short battle with lung cancer.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Riverview Lodge in Thomson, IL, with full military rites. Burial will be at a later date in the Dodge family plot in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Missouri.

John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carol Dodge Stanford, of Thomson, and his greatest sources of pride, his three children: sons Paul Thomas Stanford (Tina Anderson), Bristol, IN, Michael Edmond Stanford (Nicole), Colorado Springs, CO and their three children and his daughter, Dana Marie Jacobs (Anthony), of Prairie City, IA and their two children; two brothers, Paul Stanford, of Tarzana, CA and Michael Stanford (Sally), of Los Angeles, CA, a niece and nephew and beloved canine baby.

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