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Doris E. "Budzie" (McCoy) Stalnaker

November 7, 1938 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Doris Stalnaker Obituary

            Doris E. “Budzie” (McCoy) Stalnaker, 85 of Altoona died unexpectedly early Friday morning November 17, 2023.

            She was born November 7, 1938, in Grove City, a daughter of the late Thomas B. and Gesche E. “Pete” (Petersen) McCoy. She married Gerald E. “Jerry” Stalnaker on September 8, 1962, in Grove City, they have recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.

            Surviving are her husband, Jerry; two sons, Eric Stalnaker of Monroeville, and Thomas Stalnaker of Altoona; and two grandchildren, Caleb Stalnaker, and Carisa Stalnaker.

            Doris grew up in Grove City, but she spent most of her adult life residing in Altoona with Jerry and her sons.

            Mrs. Stalnaker attended Second Avenue Global Methodist Church, Altoona.

            Doris was a graduate of Grove City College obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

            She was formerly employed as a laboratory technician for over ten years.

            Doris enjoyed music, sewing, quilting, knitting, counted cross-stitch, gardening, cooking, playing the guitar and piano, and playing tennis.

            She was a woman of great faith and loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She enjoyed daily prayer and was an avid reader, especially Scripture.

            She was an advocate of eating simple healthy foods and practiced this in everyday life. She was an avid couponer, and there were times when the particular store would actually owe her money.

            Doris was a member and ally of the La Leche League.

            Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday November 26, 2023, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Sandell officiating.

            Interment will be made at noon on Monday November 27, 2023, at Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 2835 East Carson Street, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

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November 26, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Funeral Service
November 26, 2023

2:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


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