She was born on December 9, 1938 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Stella Snyder Cleland.
She was of the Protestant faith and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband Allen V. “Sam” Stauffer, sister Gloria Cleland, and two brothers Alfred and William Cleland.
She is survived by three daughters Judy A., wife of Randy Lerch of Middletown, Patricia L. Dice of Rheems, and Karen L. Stauffer, companion of Brad Desjardins of Middletown; two sons Allen V. “Sam” Stauffer Jr., companion of Tina Rhinesmith of Hummelstown, and Kevin E. Stauffer of Middletown; five brothers Barry L. Cleland, Pete, husband of Mary Cleland, Leroy P. Cleland, and George Cleland, all of Middletown, and Harry, husband of Sue Cleland of Steelton; three sisters Jean D., wife of John Vulatic of Middletown, Esther C., wife of Paul Alleman of Blain, and Tina M. Cleland of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Tribute to Mary’s life was held on Friday at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. Willie Caraballo officiating.
Burial was in Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Township.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.