Evelyn Sanford

Sunday, June 29, 2003

ANNA, Ill. -- Evelyn Lorene Stroud Sanford, 88, of Middletown, Calif., died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Sunflower Gardens Assisted Care Facility in Middletown.

She was born Oct. 30, 1913, in Hillsboro, Texas, daughter of Oscar and Mattie Beckham Stroud. She and Amos Sanford were married Nov. 13, 1945, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sanford was a graduate from Hillsboro High School. She worked as a secretary at the Lone Star Gas Company in Dallas. She was a member of the Dongola, Ill., and Anna Churches of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Elise Richmond of Middletown, Calif.; a stepson, Greg Lara of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Opal S. Jones and Patsy Love, both of Belton, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery.