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Stan K. Crocfer

March 28, 1949 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 69)

            Stanley Keith “Stan” Crocfer, 69, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away at his home Saturday, January 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.   

            Stan was born March 28, 1949 in Evanston, Illinois, a son of Morris Joseph and Maxine Beverly (Pulford) Crocfer.

            Stan attended Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California, receiving his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

            On December 3, 1994 in Wellsville, Missouri, he married Cheryl Ann Maskey.  Stan and Cheryl have lived in Jefferson City since 1997.  From 1993-1997, they lived in Montgomery City.

            Stan served in law enforcement for over 33 years, starting his career in Fontana, California then working for Montgomery City Police Department, then Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and his last few years working with the State Technical Assistance Team as the Chief Investigator of S.T.A.T. before his health declined.

            He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mowing and any outdoor activities.

            Stan is survived by his wife, Cheryl Ann (Garufi) Crocfer and daughter, Amy Louise Crocfer, of the home in Jefferson City; daughter, Michelle Lynn (Brien) Fitzgerald, of Carlsbad, California; step-sons, Brian Scott (Michelle) Maskey, of Wellsville, John Vincent (Kelli) Maskey, of Martinsburg and Jason Alan (Krysta) Maskey, of St. Peters; grandchildren, Madelyn and Emma Fitzgerald, of Carlsbad, California, Jack and Willow Maskey, of Wellsville, Hunter, Ayden, Kale and Brayden Maskey, of St. Peters and Emalynn Maskey, of Martinsburg; mother-in-law, Joan Garufi, of Wellsville; brother-in-law, Gary Garufi, of Wellsville; sister-in-law, Leslie (Wendell) Collins, of Fulton; nephews, Philip (Chandra) Collins, of Fulton and Cory Collins, of Fort Drum, New York; in addition to aunts, uncles and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Morris Crocfer; mother, Maxine Bell; brother, Michael Dean Crocfer; uncles, Cliff Comfort, Tom Pulford and Riley Pulford; aunt, Sylvia Weaver; cousin, Wendi Phillips; father-in-law, Vince Garufi; brother-in-law, Vince Garufi III and daughter-in-law, Alicia Maskey.

            Funeral services were at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.  Rev. John Foster officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Brian, John and Jason Maskey, Gary Garufi, Jim Gooch and Richard “Rich” Daniels.

            Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service, Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Honors were provided by the Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team. 

            Memorial contributions were suggested to Central Missouri Honor Flight or Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.