I hardly know how to express my feelings about Shirley death. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor to the Poschadel family. Later she was again a wonderful help and friend as Chris and I were married and moved to Centre Hall. I (Dottie) will always remember her spectacular gardens, African Violets and the tennis we played. She will always live in my heart and soul. Peace Dottie and Chris Roberts
Dear Mr. Stanton, I just heard the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for giving me the chance to get to know you and Mrs. Stanton. In my mind, I envision
Mrs. Stanton with a huge smile on her face, piloting her Piper Cub towards her next great adventure...
Mrs. Stanton, I can picture you happily tending God's lovely gardens. You surely will enjoy doing that.
Tears came to my eyes as I read the obituary in the CDT. Shirley Stanton (Mrs. Stanton!!!!) was the first person I met in the College of Business Administration's Boucke Building at Penn State when I arrived on campus to begin studies for my MS (Business-Accounting) degree in 1960. As an International student from South Africa I felt quite insecure as I faced an uncertain future, and Shirley's pleasant, supportive approach to mentoring students made a significant contribution to setting my mind at ease.
I returned to South Africa after graduation in 1961, and then came back to Penn State for the Ph.D program in 1964. And what a pleasant surprise it was to see Shirley still at work as a mentor for the CBA's students - in the same pleasant, supportive manner as I had observed in 1960/61.
I shall never forget Shirley Stanton. She was a lovely person, and a beautiful human being.
Charles (Charlie) H. Smith
KPMG Professor Emeritus of Accounting
Shirley will be missed.
Dear Mr. Stanton,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your wonderful wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jennifer, Carole, & Joshua Nastase
Mr. Stanton, So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Always enjoyed speaking to her when she stopped by the office or called.
I had the great pleasure to work with Shirley at the Business College in the mid-1970's. During her career she provided advice to thousands of students seeking guidance on such matters as selecting the proper courses, scheduling a particular professor, or perhaps improving your golf or tennis game.
Among those many students were countless student athletes, including academic All-Americans, future Hall of Famers, and future business leaders. She encouraged each and every one to make the most of their educational opportunities.
Every student who sought her advice received the very best that she could provide. On those occasions when a student was seeking a way around the rules and requirements, she could scold them lovingly with an icy glance over the top of her glasses. To many students of that era, she was affectionately and respectfully thought of as the Mother of the Business College. She was part of why Penn State was a great place to grow up.
I was so sorry to learn of Mrs Stanton's passing . Her memory is forever etched in my mind. We had countless hours of conversations about life and living, sharing aspects of key events in our lives. Her wisdom and knowledge helped shape my daily activities. Thanks to both of you for being so special. Lon, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ken, Brooke and I were so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. We have so many fond memories of renting from the Stantons for 14 years....trimming those fruit trees, enjoying the flowers, building snowmen, playing in the yard, enjoying produce from Shirley's garden, visiting the cats....too many memories to name. Our thoughts are with you, Lon, during this difficult time. Gale, Ken and Brooke
Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. I have fond memories of bowling with Shirley & Lon in the Fellowship League along with my parents, Dan & Santina.