Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Ruth Marie Stanley


Ruth Marie Stanley, 68, of Lincoln, passsed away July 3, 2016 at her residence.

Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial gathering will be held Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1PM – 3 PM at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date.

Ruth was born April 10, 1948 in Taylorville, IL., the daughter of Herschel and Virtie (Kidd) Adams. She married Carl L. Stanley in 1966. He preceded her in death in 2002.

She was a long time caregiver for the developmentally disabled. She enjoyed puzzles and sudoku.

Surviving are her children: Carl Lee Stanley Jr. of Lincoln, Karen (Christopher) Buxton of Decatur, Sharon Stanley of Galesburg, Richard Stanley of Galesburg, Tina Stanley of Lincoln, and Thomas Stanley of Lincoln; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; siblings Robert Adams of LA., Donnie Adams of Mt. Auburn, Becky Nation of Stonington, Lois Adams of Mt. Auburn, Susan Tumiati of Stonington, Nancy Barringer of Stonington, and Steve Adams of Niantic.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter Bonny Robson, granddaughter Angel Stanley, sisters Evalee Westenhaver, Juanita McGeehee, and Judy Westenhaver, and brother George Adams.

Memorial donations may be made to the family or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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