Sandra Lee (Ellsworth) Hartford

Born: Wed., Feb. 11, 1942
Died: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Family to do services at later date

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Sandra L. “Sandy” Hartford, 75, of Canton, PA passed away Thursday evening, January 4, 2018 at the Bradford County Manor.

Sandra Lee Ellsworth was born in Elmira, NY February 11, 1942.  A daughter of the late Clyde and Dorothy (Baxter) Ellsworth.

Sandy attended Troy Area High School and in earlier years was employed by Paper Magic in Troy.  She married Earl Hartford on September 2, 1958, sharing 52 years of marriage until his passing.

I addition to the welfare of her home and family, Sandy especially loved time spent with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending the winters with Earl in Fort Mead, Fla.  Sandy was well-known for being an avid bingo and card player.

Surviving are her son and fiancée; Randy Hartford (Laura Castle) of Elmira, NY, a daughter and son-in-law; Deborah (Robert) Smith of Canton, nine grandchildren; Justin Smith, Lakara Jackson, Justice Hurlburt Hartford, Tyrone Hartford, Joshua, Jade, Kevin, Andrew and Jacob Smith, three great grandchildren, Lariyah Jackson, Jakobi and Braxton Smith, dear friends, Phyllis Hibbs of Michigan, Susan Stull and Edna Byler both of Canton, numerous nieces nephews and cousins.

A service to celebrate Sandy’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Sandra L. Hartford’s memory to the Green Free Library, 38 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724.

The Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility is assisting the family with arrangements.  
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Susan M Stull
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Sandy was a dear friend....actually we became friends playing Bingo and cards in Fort Meade, FL. We had so much fun together down there. After they returned to Canton for good and when her health began to decline, I would often pick her up, along with our friend Edna Byler and head someplace to go: visit Earl at the BCM, go shopping, take the dogs to be cared for in Troy, go to Leona meat plant, or to doctor's appointments. We laughed and joked and teased and just had such a nice sisterly relationship. Sandy was very generous and we argued a lot about my outreach to her versus her need to pay for gas. Neither of us won that argument very often. I know that she is saved and in Heaven now, because she always talked about her experience with the angel during that time that she was on life support following the massive heart attack several years ago. She was not expected to live and yet the angel told her she would not die. She said she believed from that moment on, so I am not worried about her salvation. One day we will be together again. And we will continue to share our sisterly fun and laughter. She will be missed now for a little while....but I know I will see her again. Love "Sue"

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