Frank L. Stauffer, 71, of S. Third St., Martins Ferry, OH , died Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Frank was born in Martins Ferry on September 9, 1942, the son of the late John and Janet (Thomas) Stauffer.

He was a 42 year employee at Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel, Martins Ferry plant. Frank also was employed as a Belmont County Deputy Sheriff for 35 years. He was a member and trustee of Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry. Frank was a member of the former Martins Ferry Eagles; Vigilants and Liberty F.D and the Emergency Squad; and a member of the Ohio City Lodge 486 F.A.M.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy McKinney; and his aunt and uncle, Margaret and Roy Forni.

Frank is survived by his wife, Nancy (Kelley) Stauffer; two sons, Mike of Martins Ferry and Matt of Bridgeport, OH; two granddaughters; Lindy and; Kylie Stauffer; grand son, Lucas Ibsen; great granddaughter, Emma Ibsen.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Monday, July 21, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William O. Webster, Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association/Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549 or American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.

The Martins Ferry Fire Department will hold services at the funeral home Monday at 6 p.m., followed by the Sheriff’s Department at 6:30 p.m.; Elders of Grace Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. and Masonic services at 7:15 p.m.

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