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