Karen Stanforth, 66 died at her home in Wilmington on January 28, 2013
after a three year battle with Antisynthetase Syndrome, a rare
She was born in Wilmington on March 13, 1946 and is survived by her
husband, John Stanforth. They celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on January 26, 2013. She and John owned Stanforth
She is also survived by their three children, John M. Stanforth II of
Wilmington, Ann (Scot) Rodman of Prospect, KY, Tracey (Jerry Jr.) Runk
of Wilmington and son in law Chris Haidet of Wilmington.
Also surviving are her siblings Judy Vance, Trisha (Victor Leighliter)
Morris and Eric Morris. Grandchildren; Lyndsey Vaughn, Jordan (Steve)
Groves, Malory (Jay) Holland, Philip Haidet, Jerry Runk II, Evan
Rodman and step-grandchildren Nicole and Brittany Rodman. Great
granddaughters: Larkyn, Peyton and Mia Groves and Alexia Holland and
step-great grandson Brighton Rodman. She is also survived by her
in-laws Janie Hamm and Rick (Linda) Standforth, several nieces,
nephews and extended family members.
Preceding Karen in death are her parents Edward and Esther Putman
Morris and two siblings Edward III and Kent Morris.
She was known as the ?Dog Lady? and showed national award-winning
Doberman Pinschers, Miniature Pinschers and Toy Fox Terriers, which
she also bred under the kennel name of Prairie Farm Toy Fox Terriers.
She was also a dog groomer for many years and a graduate of Wilmington
Her other passion was quilting, especially delicate hand quilting,
winning many ribbons and awards within the community. She also
hand-made chemotherapy hats for cancer patients.
At her request, there will be no services. A celebration of her life
will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karen?s honor to the
Presbyterian Church Blanket Bunch, Community Care Hospice or the
Littleton Funeral Home is serving the family.