Elaine M. (Young) Stanford, 88, of Pottstown, wife of the late Horace “Jake” Stanford, passed away Monday December 3, 2018 at Manatawny Manor.
Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Geraldine (Simms) Young.
Elaine was a devout mother and grandmother. She was affectionately known by many as “Gram”. She was always willing to help others and believed in the importance of encouraging anyone that she met and grew to love. She was extremely generous with her love and you could always count on her.
Her work experiences included years of service at the PA State Unemployment Office, Pottstown. Prior to this job, Gram worked at the Montgomery County Opportunity Board, the Pottstown branch. Both jobs presented her with the opportunity to share love, encourage others and assist so many people in the community.
Surviving are her four daughters Brenda Phillips of Pottstown, Pamela Beasley of Pottstown, Elaine Ellington wife of the late Wayne of North Carolina, and Karen Stanford Martin wife of Coleman of Douglassville; one sister Geraldine Young of Pottstown; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Along with her husband and parents, Elaine was predeceased by her daughter Gail Kennedy.
A funeral service will be held Saturday December 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Community Church Pottstown, 575 Keim St., Pottstown, PA 19464, with Rev. Vernon Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elaine’s memory to the American Heart Association at https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/FY19_Holiday.html?s_src=hol18_sem&ploc=9007392&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6JjgBRDbARIsANfu58FlyVGQr8F3EqrnX-NGHdlUepujSJ2u63L3jzRp996M-Hm8rSyfxN4aAjBOEALw_wcB

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