Stafford, Mary Edna Sadler

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Mary Edna Sadler Stafford, 91, of Pearisburg, Va., passed away Monday evening, January 30, 2006 in Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg.

Mrs. Stafford was born on September 12, 1914 in Poplar Hill in Giles County and was a daughter of the late John E. Sadler and Mattie Sadler. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Stuart Stafford and one son, Harvey Gene Stafford.

Mrs. Stafford was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Society.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn Stafford and Frank Brown of Staffordsville, Janice Stafford and Buddy Blankenship of Pearisburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Stuart and Diane Stafford of Oliver Springs, Tenn., James E. and Kim Stafford of Staffordville, Va., William C. and Linda Stafford of Pearisburg; and one brother, John Ray Sadler of Staffordsville; six grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and six greatgreat-grandchildren. An adopted son, Bob Via; and a special friends, Betty Hilton and Louise Palmer.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Brad Lewis and the Rev. Wayne Monroe officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg from 6 to 8 p.m. Online funeral condolences can be sent to the family at