Barbara Elaine Willford


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Rev. Earl Willford, who died May 29, 1996, at age 65

Date of death: Thursday, February 4, 2016, at age 82

Arrangements: A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, February 8, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis.

Appointment information: Rev. Willford was ordained as a deacon in 1957 and as an elder in 1959. He served the Chatfield/Fountain Parish before serving as the conference youth director. He also served the General Board of Education, the General Board of Evangelism, and the General Board of Discipleship. He retired in 1978.

Barbara Elaine Willford is survived by her children, Kirk (Debora) Willford and Gayle (Mark) Scott; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Earl Willford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

An obituary can be viewed here.

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