Stella Sargent, 77, of Mansfield, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family. Stella was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Covington, a daughter of Samuel and Marjorie (Wilcox) Chilson. She was married for 51 years to Leo F. Sargent who passed away Feb. 3, 2006.
Stella was a member and former secretary of the Community of Grace Fellowship Church. She was a wonderful woman who was a devoted wife and mother for her entire life. In later years, Stella worked for the Mansfield Agway and served as secretary and tax collector for Richmond Township.
Stella is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald Sargent and Fred and JoLyn Sargent; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barb Sargent, Annette and Dennis Hallock; a grandson, Denny Hallock; five brothers, Roger “Jack” Chilson, Sam Chilson, Dick (Cindy) Chilson, Bruce (Emily) Chilson; four sisters, Dora (Jim) Tice, Nora (Jerry) Walter, Linda (Dan) McDonald, Leota (Duane) McClure; and numerous nieces and nephews. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Leo; brothers, Mick, Mart, Roy; and her grandson, Nathan Sargent.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 28, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, July 29, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. George Yocum officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, 61 Memorial Gardens Road, Mansfield.
Memorial donations may be made to Community of Grace Fellowship Church, 4109 Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA 16933, or to Susquehanna Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.