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Stanford L. England

Birth Date: March 30, 1918
Death Date: January 12, 2018

Stanford England passed away on Friday afternoon January 12, 2018 with family by his side.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday at Star of Hope Mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the mausoleum.

Memorials: Shriner’s, 630 S. Sixth, Springfield, IL 62701 or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1360 W. Main, Decatur, IL 62526.

Stanford was born on March 30, 1918 in Harristown, Illinois to Leland and Faye England.

Stanford spent his life as a farmer and caretaker of his family farms in Piatt and Macon County and he had a sincere and lifelong commitment to his community.

He was a Deacon, Elder and member of 60 years at Decatur Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was President of the Macon County Farm Bureau and the Macon County Conservation District and served on the Macon County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He chaired the American Farm Bureau Soybean Research Committee and was Director of the Illinois Farm Bureau Marketing Committee. Stanford was Commissioner of the Lake Fork Drainage District and served 2 terms on the Village of Warrensburg Board of Trustees. He was affiliated for 50 years with Masonic Lodge 312, Knight’s Templar, Ansar Temple, Decatur Shrine Club and was a lifelong member of the Decatur Country Club and Decatur Club.

Stanford had a steadfast devotion to his family. He married Rachel C. Wilbur in June of 1942 in Decatur Illinois and they shared 65 inseparable years together as partners and best friends.

He is survived by two children: David (Linda) England, Philip (Sandra) England; grandchildren: Lisa (Jim) Miller, Christy Spilberg, Jon (Tracy) England, Valerie England, Jessica Haupt, Martin (Nancy) Bryson; great-grandchildren: Nicholas Miller, Brandt Miller, Erik Haupt, Morgan Haupt . Stanford was preceded in death by his wife; brother Marshall (Cathy) England, beloved son Charles and daughter in law Carol England.

Stanford had the love and caring of all his family, friends and caretakers through a difficult time. We are grateful for that support. Thank you to everyone concerned.

Special thanks to loyal friends/caretakers: Dee Reed and Kathy Wood; Those at Hickory Point Christian Village, Glenwood, and Fairhaven’s Christian Village.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Stanford. Condolences may be left to his family at

Funeral Service
January 20, 2018
10:00 am
Star of Hope Mausoleum
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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January 20, 2018
9:00 am
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Star of Hope Mausoleum
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Condolences to the England family from the Mooney's & Hulleys in California.Stanford was always a loving father in law to Carolyn Ann & Charles was a fine man as well.May the circle be unbroken! God Bless & God Speed.

  2. So sorry to hear about Stanford. He was a wonderful man and was always such a friendly person. I know how much he was loved by his family. Accept our deepest sympathy to the family. Jim and Barb Peoples

  3. Thank you for your comments Linda. Stanford loved Glenwood (as we did too) You were all so helpful when he needed it. The entire family appreciates all that you did for him.

  4. Stanford was my last link with all the Decatur friends of my parents' generation and I will miss him. He and Courtney were always important in our lives, as were CE. Dave and Phillip. I am so glad to have known Stanford and so grateful for all the kindnesses he did for our family over the years.

  5. Dave and Linda,

    I was sorry to hear of Stanford's passing. He was a special human being and a good friend to my Father. Their generation was unique and they were both at the forefront of it.

    Dyke Piatt

  6. The residents and staff of The Glenwood wish to convey their sympathy for the passing of Stanford. Even though he was with us for a short time, he had many friends here and he will be missed. May God cover you with His love and comfort during this difficult time.

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