Grethel Ozell Stafford Herron, age 92, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and wife of the late Arley “Red” Herron, departed this life Sunday afternoon, September 12, 2021 at her home.
Grethel was born December 14, 1928 in McKenzie, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Jiles Edgar Stafford and Mary Lee Rochell Stafford. She was a resident of Keeler/Hartford, Michigan for 66 years, Coloma, Michigan for 16 years and Somerville, Tennessee for 11 years. Grethel was employed as a cook for Hartford Public Schools before her retirement and enjoyed gardening and raising children, not just her own but watching over children in their neighborhood.
Grethel was a charter member of the Keeler General Baptist Church in Keeler and served the Lord for 78 years. She was a prayer warrior of the church and a member of the Eastern Star. She loved reading, especially the Bible, and true stories of important people and poetry.
Mrs. Herron is survived by two daughters, Patricia Herron of Somerville, TN and Wanda Herron of Somerville, TN; her son, Dan Herron (Mary Tate Herron) of Somerville, TN; and her nephew, David Johnson of Whiteville, TN.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elsie Stafford Green and her husband, Jack, and two brothers, Bille Stafford and Phillip Stafford.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Herron will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford, Michigan. Interment will follow in the Keeler Cemetery in Keeler, Michigan. A visitation for Mrs. Herron will be from 12 noon until 1 P.M. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford, Michigan.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be JR Lewis, Mark Banic, Derek Banic, Michael Tate, David Johnson and C. Allen Davis.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to St. Jude Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.