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Anna “Cathie” Stafford, 79 years old, of Humphreys, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan.

Cathie was born February 11, 1942 in Centerville, Iowa to L. A. “Bud” and Mary Ellen (Donald) Rhodes.

On December 8, 1961 she married Sammie Stafford, he preceded her in death November 30, 2008.

Cathie is survived by: three children, Laurie Stafford (Lynn Williams) of Pattonsburg, Missouri, Larry Stafford and wife Julie of Humphreys, Missouri, and Lisa McClaran and husband Rick of Harris, Missouri; grandchildren, Eric Williams (Stacie Weidemann), Greg Williams (Danielle McEwen), Erin Richardson (Geoff), Luke Hall (Candace), Matt Stafford (Malachi), Kati Stafford, Matt McClaran, Dustin McClaran (Traci), and Cody McClaran; great grandchildren, Noah Williams, Ryleigh Williams, Bryson Houston, Parker Stafford, Ryan McClaran, Laney McClaran, and Tate McClaran; three sisters, Lorna Hartman (Don) of Iowa, Linda James of Florida, and Sue Simms (Rod) of Illinois; a brother, Danny Rhodes of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She graduated high school in Allerton, Iowa, then attended tech school in St. Louis to become a Lab and X-Ray tech. She did her internship in Kirksville, and then worked as a tech at the Trenton and Milan Hospitals until 1981. She also was worked on the farm. Cathie liked to embroider, quilt, and do crossword puzzles. She loved music, especially country music. Cathie most enjoyed taking care of her grandkids.

A funeral service for Cathie will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:00 PM. Following the service Cathie will be cremated and a private inurnment will be held at a later date at the Humphreys Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humphreys Cemetery.