Monson - Elizabeth Lucille (Blair) Stanton, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at her daughter's home, surrounded by love. Elizabeth was born in Wadena, MN September 11, 1924 to the late Giles E. and Clara L. (Hunkey) Blair. She was the fourth of eight children. Elizabeth has been a resident of Monson since 1960, where she raised her family with her husband, Kenneth A. Stanton, who predeceased her in 2009 after 56 years of marriage. For many years she was a bank teller at Shawmut Bank in Monson. Known by many as "Betty," she was an active member at The First Church of Monson, Congregational, UCC. She was the financial secretary at First Church for more than 20 years and active with the Hearts Willing Club. She was the Treasurer of the Monson Senior Club for many years and enjoyed organizing and playing in many of the "Pitch" tournaments held at the senior center. Her other interests included sewing, bowling, baking desserts, reading, knitting, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! She enjoyed playing cards, spending time with her family, and especially loved the babies and knitted beautiful blankets for them. Elizabeth and Kenneth met in Japan and married in Yokohama in 1953.
Elizabeth leaves daughters, Jeanne V. Dill and husband Gregory of Monson, Mary E. Bibeau and husband Robert E. of Canton, MA; sister Gladys C. Kraft and husband, Arthur P. of Banning, CA; grandchildren, Stephen Dill (Amanda), Cynthia DeSellier (James), Matthew Dill (Stacey), Jessica B. Hauben (Seth), Katherine R. Galanis (James), and Amanda B. Bibeau (Kevin Brewster); eight great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. Elizabeth was predeceased by six of her siblings, Giles Jr., Herbert, Erwin, William, Jean, and Gordon.
Funeral services will be private. Lombard Funeral Home of Monson has been entrusted with the arrangements. A Celebration of Life and public graveside service at Hillside Cemetery in Monson will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Elizabeth's name to The First Church of Monson, 5 High St. or to the Monson Senior Center, 106 Main St., Monson MA 01057.
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First Church of Monson
5 High Street, Monson MA 01057
Monson Senior Center
106 Main Street, Monson MA 01057