Ola Jean Standley

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Ola Jean Standley was born in Beaumont, Texas on April 10, 1928 to Winifred & Gracie Bell Swearingen. She went home to be with the Lord on December 9, 2012. Jean and George Mack Standley met in 1943 when Mack and his family moved to Warren from Port Arthur. Jean and Mack graduated in 1945 from Warren High School. Jean attended East Texas Baptist College in Marshall and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She taught elementary school in Woodville and Warren for 16 years. During their 65 years of marriage, Jean served alongside Mack, who was a Baptist pastor for 50 years. She was an avid gardener who raised beautiful African violets. Jean made the best sweet tea and she would let her grandchildren have as much as they wanted. The loves of her life were her husband, children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, George M. Standley of Warren; children, Dale Standley & wife, Bertie of Silsbee, Lynette Wasson & husband, Ben of Eldorado, AR, Royce Standley & wife, Kathy of Chester, Richard Standley & wife, Janet of Silsbee, and David Standley & wife, Karen of Warren; sister, Rita Fountain of Beaumont; grandchildren, Kristin Rodgers and husband Logan, Daniel Wasson, Christopher Wasson and wife Jennifer, David Wasson and wife Jessica, Jennifer Smith and husband Kevin, Matt Standley and wife Carrie, Jacob Standley and wife DeAnna, Jessica Lindsey and husband Josh, Megan Standley, Michelle Martin and husband Bill, and Rachel Kerry and husband Luke; and great grandchildren, Eli, Natalie, and Sam Standley; Cole and Kendall Standley; Braedon, Addison and Ava Lindsey; Will, Ben and Kate Martin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 11th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Warren with burial in Allison Cemetery in Warren. Pallbearers will be Daniel Wasson, Matt Standley, Christopher Wasson, Jacob Standley, David Wasson, and Keith Reese.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012
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