Betty Jane Stafford, 83, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Geneseo, died Monday, July 13, 2015. Cremation rites will be conducted and private services will be held at a later date.

Betty Jane Stafford, 83, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Geneseo, died Monday, July 13, 2015. Cremation rites will be conducted and private services will be held at a later date.

She was born June 11, 1931, in Geneseo, the daughter of Leslie Wigant and Katie Wigant. She was educated in Geneseo. She married Glenn Newell in 1948. She later married Nyle Stafford and moved to Tucson, Ariz.

She is survived by a sister, Marilyn (Ben Maier) of Guttenberg, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Pat (Leslie Wigant) and Dawn (Merle Wigant); and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Dennis Newell; daughter, Sharon Newell; parents; and brothers, Leslie, Merle and Einar.