Mary M. Stafford

Dec 21, 2017
Stafford, Mary obit


Family-directed memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Western Home Chapel in the Stanard Assisted Living Building, 420 East 11th Street in Cedar Falls


One hour prior to the service


Western Home or to UnityPoint Hospice


Mary M. Stafford, 81, of Waterloo, died at the Martin Center of the Western Home Communities, on Thursday, December 21, 2017 of natural causes.

Mary was born on January 15, 1936 in Waterloo, daughter of Robert and Pauline (Welter) Peverill.

She graduated from Gilbertville High School in 1956. She continued her education at Gates Business College.

She was a homemaker and bookkeeper.

Survived by her four daughters, Cynthia Stafford of Edwards, MO, Debra (William) Metzger and Rebecca Peters both of Cedar Falls, and Lisa (Doran) Scott of Ruthven; Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Peverill of Evansdale and Thomas (Dixie) Peverill of San Benito, TX, and Timothy (Mary) Peverill of Waterloo; and three sisters, Marlene Boldt of Waterloo, LaVonne (Larry) Graves of Webster City and Christine (Larry) Smock of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by her parents; two brothers in infancy, Ronald and James; a grandson, Billy Metzger; a brother-in-law, Richard Boldt; and a sister-in-law, Janette Peverill.

She enjoyed spending her time painting tea towels and being with family.

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  1. Jen | Dec 23, 2017
    No words can express how sorry I am for the loss of this wonderful woman. I've only had the chance to meet her a couple times in my younger years, when my mom & I would visit Deb & Bill, but she was always nice. People say that time heals. Give it time. It'll hurt less in time. It's been 3 months since I've lost my own mother, and it still feels like yesterday. Christmas is gonna be a bit harder for us all this year, but we can find solace & comfort in knowing they're at rest, without pain and they knew we loved them. Again, I am terribly sorry for your loss. 
  2. Kristopher Ashton | Dec 22, 2017
    I love you so much Grammy you will always be in my heart and in our thoughts. You will be missed and even your cookies and everything you make. 
  3. Little Becky | Dec 22, 2017
    It's hard to believe your gone! I am going to miss talking about how many tea towels you got done or how when I visited last you taught me how to paint them. I will always cherish the memories of staying the night on the weekends and you coming and babysitting us. You were the best grandmother a child could have asked for. I love you to the moon and back Grammy!
  4. Tierra Metzger | Dec 22, 2017
    I love you so much, grandma.  Ill cherish the many goofy converstions we had and being able to take care of you and make you feel more at home.  You were so funny in the way you always thought I was my mother and your reaction when I told you otherwise was always so funny!!! I hope you love your lilac walls in heaven and your pretty pink nails that we did before god called you home. ❤️

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