Manford R. Stewart

March 4, 2010

Manford R. Stewart 83 of Frankfort, IN, died at 1:50 p.m. March 4, 2010 at Wesley Manor, where he had lived for the past 4 years. Born April 23, 1926 in Tippecanoe County, IN to Lewis L. & Mildred (Davidson) Stewart. He married Frances A. Fossnock on March 14, 1954. Mr. Stewart was a 1944 Graduate of Crawfordsville High School, and then took a Purdue Ag. Course. He moved to Clinton County in 1943 and was a retired livestock farmer. Mr. Stewart was in the National Guard and attended Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church. His memberships include; National Pierce Arrow Society, Lafayette Historical Auto Club, Lifetime member Moose Lodge #7, Yorkshire & Hampshire Breed Associations and was active in 4-H.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 8, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, March 7th from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Frances Stewart of Frankfort Daughter: Lynnette (Dan) Griffis of Rural Frankfort 2 Sons: Ramon (Carol) Stewart of Rural Frankfort and Steven (Kathi) Stewart of Greentown, IN and Shanghai, China Sister: Rosella Prather of Fort Wayne, IN 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews


5 Condolences for “Manford R. Stewart”

  1. Anita Snyder March 5, 2010 at 11:31 am

    You and your family are in my prayers.
    Anita Snyder

  2. Joanne McKee Moody March 5, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Frances and Children
    Sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and comfort you through this time of grief.
    Joanne Moody and the McKee Children

  3. Max Rodibaugh March 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I will always have great memories of Manford Stewart and Stewart Prairie Farm, first as a veterinary student and then as the farm veterinarian. The Stewart name was synonymous with quality Hampshire pigs through Manford’s father, “Doc” Stewart. Manford saw the need for some changes in the swine industry and began producing high health replacement females for farms throughout Indiana and surrounding states. This allowed family farmers to expand their farms and produce more market animals, and was a highly successful business. This provided opportunity for another generation to come back to the farm , which Ramon and his family have done, continuing to adapt to the changing business of swine production.
    Even though Manford did not always have a lot to say about how he felt, it was obvious that he enjoyed the pigs, loved his dogs, had a passion for cars, and was proud of and cared deeply about his family.
    He will be missed by family and friends. My prayers are with the family during this time of loss
    Max & Carol Rodibaugh

  4. Jack and Marilyn Kibler March 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Dearest Lynnette and family,
    Your father has left a legacy of honor and dignity. It will be hard to carry on without him at the helm of the family but his values will forever live on through his family.
    Know that we are thinking of you all and pray for the peace of God and the love of Jesus to surround all of you and keep you close in the days and weeks ahead.
    Love across the miles from us to you—-Jack and Marilyn

  5. Brenda & Gary Vancel March 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Ramon & Carol,
    So sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Brenda Vancel

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