​George Kelson Stanton

George Kelson Stanton, 73, of Uhrichsville, Ohio, passed away on December 13, 2013 after a period of declining health.  Born October 21, 1940 in Smithville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Rev. Joseph B. Stanton and Cora M. Linear Stanton Walton and Stepfather, Rev. William J. Walton.

George was the last survivor of his siblings and was preceded in death by his brothers Gershon T. Stanton, Joseph B. Stanton, Melvin O. Stanton, Clyde S. Stanton; Sisters Viola F. Clarkston and Barbara A. Carter. 

 George graduated from Zanesville High School in 1958 and proudly served his country in the Navy.  He attended college and worked for the Civil Service in Washington DC until he relocated to Ohio in 1999.  George attended St. John Worship & Praise Community Church in Uhrichsville, Ohio, where he sang in the choir.  He also volunteered for the Foster Grandparenting Program for several years working with youth in the community.  He was a talented artist and enjoyed taking walks downtown when he was able.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a son George K. Stanton (Travis); a daughter Kimberly Stanton  four grandchildren, Karl, Cassandra, Christine and Shoena all of Silver Spring, MD. His nieces Cynthia Jackson (Archie), Violet (Al) Harris, Carol Jackson (Cliff) Iris Anne Stanton, Janice Oates; nephews Les (JoAnn) Carter, Brian Carter, Jay Carter (Lori Clauser), Terry Stanton and a host of great nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 6:00 pm at St. John Worship & Praise Community Church, 1030 Cook Street, Uhrichsville, OH with Pastor Archie Jackson officiating. Cremation entrusted to Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home took place following the service, and the family gathered privately for an inurnment ceremony where George was laid to rest in Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville.

 The family would like to thank the staff at Schoenbrunn Nursing Home and Community Hospice for their care during George’s illness.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lydia’s Hands Missionary Society of St. John Worship & Praise Community Church.  

Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home in Uhrichsville


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