Florence R. (Garrard) Stambaugh

Born: Sat., Feb. 5, 1921
Died: Tue., Mar. 29, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 01, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Apr. 02, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Florence R. Stambaugh, age 95, of Robinson, IL, died Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 12:08 PM at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following a brief period of declining health.

Born February 5, 1921 in Honey Creek Township, Crawford County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Augustus “Gus” and Chloe (Sears) Garrard.  On November 30, 1946 she married Willis E. “Willie” Stambaugh, and he preceded her in death November 10, 1991.

Florence was a Homemaker.  In grade school years, Florence attended the Mann School and loved school so much so that she attended the eighth grade for two successive years and graduated eighth grade twice.  In her early working life, she worked as a waitress at a café in Oblong, IL, where she met and later married Willie Stambaugh.  Mrs. Stambaugh was a lifelong member of the Zion United Methodist Church, rural Robinson, IL, and for many years performed janitorial duties at Zion Church and Trimble Bible Church.  She was her mother’s in-home caregiver following a devastating stroke and cleaned houses for other families in her spare time.  She was a dedicated member of the Crawford County Farm Bureau and was an election judge in Honey Creek Township for several election cycles.

Survivors include a son, David Stambaugh and partner Vicky Robak, Robinson, IL; grandchildren, Amy Brimberry, Robinson, IL and John D. and Dawn Stambaugh, Robinson, IL; great-grandchildren, Logan Brimberry, Chance Brimberry, Austin Stambaugh, Kayla Kearby and Dustin Stambaugh; daughter-in-law, Suzy Reed, Robinson, IL; sister-in-law, Mrs. Larella Stambaugh, Astoria, IL and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Willis E. Stambaugh, 1991; a brother, Raymond A. “Billy” Garrard and two infant brothers; one sister, Hazel Highsmith.

Funeral service will be Saturday April 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Jane Drake and Pastor Kyle Bailey officiating.  Visitation will be Friday April 1, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Saturday from 9:30 AM until time of funeral services on Saturday April 2, 2016 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will follow funeral services in the Sears Cemetery, southwest of Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Florence R. Stambaugh Memorial Fund c/o Zion Methodist Church, 7687 E. 590th Avenue, Robinson, IL 62454 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Kyle Bailey
   Posted Fri April 01, 2016
To David and the rest of the family -
Though I never met Florence personally, I have met several people on whom she had a very profound, lasting impression. Members, past and present, of the Zion Church speak with such great regard for Florence that I have no doubt she must have been a truly remarkable woman.
With what you and others have said, I pray that you find comfort in knowing that she is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior, and that through His sacrifice and grace, we can see her again in eternity.

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