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Helen C. Stant – 06/29/2023

June 30th, 2023

Helen C. Stant, age 83, passed away on 6/29/23 at her home in Broadkill Beach, Delaware. She was born on November 12, 1939, in Chester, PA, and was raised in the same city. Helen received her education at Notre Dame in Chester, PA. She was the daughter of Helen C. (Earl) Buffington and Frank B. Buffington. Together with her beloved husband, Robert, they built their family home in Aston, Pennsylvania. More important than anything in the world, was Helen’s love of her life and the man that would have done anything to meet her in 6th grade… 66 years of marriage later, they proved that love prevails. They were soulmates, best friends and the love of each other’s lives (true eternal love). Five months after her husband left our world, she is with him again.

Helen was a devoted wife, a loving, fiery, generous, and kind-hearted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her unwavering love and support brought comfort and joy to her family and friends throughout her life.

Her love knew no bounds, and she showed unconditional love to everyone she encountered. Helen’s loyalty was unwavering, and she stood by her loved ones through thick and thin. There was always a place for you at her house on Broadkill, as cozy as the house may be, there was room for everyone. Her open-door policy made everyone feel welcome, and her home was a sanctuary where anyone could find warmth and love.

She was a hardworking individual who held various jobs, including positions at Pantry Pride and Franklin Mint, among others. Helen displayed dedication and commitment in all her endeavors.

Helen was preceded in death by her son, Robert Stant Jr., Grandson ,Gary R. Ferrier, and siblings, Paul Buffington, Earl Buffington, Frank Buffington, Hugh Buffington, Rose Buffington-Ralston, Margaret Buffington-Allen, and her husband, Robert Stant, Sr.

She is survived by her daughter Helena/Lynn Stant-Dougherty, Margaret Stant-Smith, son Michael Stant, daughter-in-law, Bette Stant, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, July 7th at 12pm at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 11am-12pm. Burial of ashes will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Helen’s memory to her granddaughter-in-law Sandy Roto’s fight against cancer: https://gofund.me/067ae861

8 thoughts on “Helen C. Stant – 06/29/2023

  1. I miss you mom. I love you and miss you. I Hope Daddy and Gary are right next to you and we will be together again. I hope your proud and help me find a way to keep moving forward.

  2. Rest with Uncle Bob Aunt Helen. Warm memories of the home with the enclosed pool and staring at all your beautiful Wizard of Oz dolls. Alot of sleepovers and fun. Prayers to my cousins at this time.

    Sandy Jo

  3. Fly High Aunt Helen!! you will never be forgotten. I have the best childhood memories spending summers in the holidays with you and uncle Bob and the kids. Go rest with uncle Bob now you will be missed.

  4. Dear Aunt Helen. I am so sorry to hear of your passing. I have many great childhood memories while coming to visit you, Uncle Bob and your children. I remember countless bbq’s by the poll where I learned how to swim. You were the best God parents anyone could ask for. I hope you rest easy now and I will always cherish your memory.

  5. Mom Mom, it’s surreal for real. It’s like waking from a dream except your not here, shaking your head with your obnoxious grin saying, “whatever”, and what great advice to whatever it is in this world that is “chaos or noise”…. “Whatever”. Or “Who cares?”, it’s so true, “None of it matters. In the end, it will be told however the person telling it wants it to be told anyway, and it doesn’t matter. It’s what we take in our hearts individually that does matter. I know what I’ll take, and I certainly pray what you from me is good and I made you proud, you sure did me!

  6. She was a good person and loved her family. She is with her loving husband and will never have any more pain. They are together now and forever. Hoping that your memories will ease some of your pain until you meet with them again. Sandra and Terry

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