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Joe Stafford

Date of Death: 01-28-2020
Interred: Allen Cemetery
Funeral Service : 01-31-2020

Joe Stafford

Joe Stafford, 73 of Gower, MO passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 16, 1946 to Benjamin and Daisy (Rice) Stafford in Dearborn, MO.  Joe grew up near Gower and graduated from Gower High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietman War.

On November 17, 1973 he was united in marriage to Karen Worl. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home.

Joe worked for Wagner Industries for 23 years. He was a member of the First Baptist of Gower. Joe worked on small engines for many years. After his retirement, Joe and Karen, spent their time painting barn quilts. Joe’s family meant the world to him and he will be deeply missed by them all.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, of the home; daughter Kari Miller and husband Richard; son Chris Stafford and wife Kendra; grandchildren; Joey McCallister, Shianne McCallister, Hayleigh Martin, Tavaona Stafford, Kaya Stafford, Divinity Stafford, and Domani Stafford; great-granddaughter, Eliza McCallister; siblings, Harvey Rice, Gene (Andy) Stafford, Allen (Shirley) Stafford, Bobby (Debbie) Stafford, Eva Oeltjen; mother-in-law, Pauline Hawkins; brother-in-law Gary Hawkins; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Funeral Services: 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 31st at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower,

Visitation: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial: Allen Cemetery, Gower.

Donations may be made to the Allen Cemetery.