Sunday, August 5, 2007

Nannie A. Stanley

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Nannie A. Higdon Stanley, daughter of Phillip and Mary Bryant Higdon, was born July 26 1877 near Bolton in Harrison County Mo., and passed away March 9 1972 in a hospital in Bethany Mo., at the age of 94 years, 7 months, and 13 days. She was the last of a family of eight children.
She was married Dec. 13 1893 in her parents' home to Seth D. Stanley. To this union four daughters were born. Mrs. Harley Maple (Cora), Mrs. Israel Chaney (Zula), Mrs. Wayne Spicknall (Eva) and Mrs. Fred Taff (Grace.) She was preceded in death by her husband, Seth, and daughters Cora and Grace.
They lived on a farm south of Mt Moriah until 1912 when they moved to Bethany where he operated a marble and granite shop and retained his farming interests.
Early in her married life she gave her life to Christ and became a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was also a 50 year member of Bethany Chapter No. 23, Order of the Eastern Star. Her life was spent in the service of others, being called upon by many in the neighborhood in times of illness. She cared for her husband's parents in her home until their death and also cared for her mother in her last illness.
After the death of her husband in 1921, she worked in various places, but made her home with Harley and Cora until Cora's death in 1968. She was then cared for in the home of a granddaughter and husband, Keith and Ileen Thomas. She always looked on Harley's and Cora's family as her family.
Surviving are the two daughters, Zula and her husband, Isreal Chaney, of Gilman City, Mo, Eva and her husband, Wayne Spicknall, Lewiston, Mo., and son-in-law Harley Maple, Cainsville, Mo., eight grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 23 great-great grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends.
We wish to extend our thanks for your expressions of sympathy and many deeds of kindness during the illness and at the time of death of our dear mother and grandmother, Nannie Stanley.-Mr and Mrs Wayne Spicknall and family, Mr and Mrs Israel Chaney and family, Harley Maple and family.

unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
typo in bold print
Nannie Stanley
Mrs. Nannie A. Stanley, 94, of Cainsville died March 9 at Noll Memorial Hospital in Bethany. Funeral services were held Mar. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Cainsville with the Rev. Earl Swafford officiating. Burial was in the Sharon cemetery south of Mt Moriah.
Mrs Stanley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cainsville and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 23, Cainsville.
Survivors are two daughters Mrs Zula Chaney, Gilman City, and Mrs Evan Spicknall, Lewiston; 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren.

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