Grace Stanton

Obituary of Grace E. Stanton

Grace E. (Tyson) Stanton, 99, of Ocean City, NJ, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at United Methodist Communities – The Shores. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Stanton, who passed in 1995.

Born in North Coventry Twp., PA, on October 23, 1921, Grace was the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Feight) Tyson.

Grace graduated from Pottstown High School in 1940 and worked as a seamstress for Ina-Lyn Clothing Factory in Pottstown for 35 years. While in Pottstown, she was an active and faithful member of the former, Searles Memorial United Methodist Church, Stichter Lodge #254, and Knights Templar. In 1984, Grace moved to Ocean City, NJ, where she volunteered for Complete Care at Linwood, Ocean Point Health Care Center, and United Methodist Communities – The Shores, and then she became a resident for over 10 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Roberta Sessoms, wife of JB Sessoms III, Somers Point, NJ; her grandson, Jay Sessoms IV, husband of Stephanie; her great-grandson, JJ Sessoms V; her sister-in-law, Polly Stanton; and her nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her husband and parents, Grace is predeceased by her brother, Francis Tyson; her sisters, Pauline Pennypacker and Thelma Miller; and her sister-in-law, Ester Whalen.

The family would like to thank United Methodist Communities – The Shores and Angelic Hospice Care for the wonderful care and support given to Grace.

Memorial contributions can be made in Grace’s memory to United Methodist Communities – Tapestries Memory Care Fund online at

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at