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Arlys (Phelps) Stanford

February 25, 1924 ~ March 4, 2016 (age 92)
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Arlys Stanford, age 92, of Madison, died Friday, March 4, 2016, at Heritage Senior Living, Madison.

Arlys Jean Phelps was born February 25, 1924, at Rutland, SD, to Donald and Hazel (Anderson) Phelps.  She graduated from Madison High School and received on-the-job training at Madison Community Hospital as a surgical technician.  She then worked at Madison Community Hospital for over 37 years.  Arlys married John “Jack” Stanford on June 12, 1943, at Pipestone, MN.

Arlys was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and ladies groups, and she enjoyed playing cards and walking.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1978; one sister, Mary Peterson; four brothers, Edward, Ronald, Dale and Harold Phelps; and two grandsons, Robert and Jesse Alfson.

Survivors include four sons, Roger (Bonnie) of Madison, Rodney (Sandy) of Dell Rapids, Terry of Winter Park, CO and Keith of Sheridan, WY; three daughters, Linda (Richard) Nighbert of Madison, Patsy Mikel of Sioux Falls and Karen (Rick) Alfson of Madison; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Darrell (Linda) Phelps of Madison, Thomas (Joan) Phelps of Sioux Falls and Richard (Janney) Phelps of Madison; and two sisters, JoAnn (Duane) McNeil of Ramona, CA and Nancy (Larry) Chase of Sioux Falls.

 Service Information

March 8, 2016

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ellsworth Funeral Home and Cremation Options
321 N Egan Ave
Madison, SD 57042

Funeral Service
March 9, 2016

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
203 N. Harth Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Graveside Service
March 9, 2016

12:00 PM
Graceland Cemetery
Airport Avenue
Madison, SD 57042

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