Joseph Stephen (Joe) Stanley

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PIQUA — Joseph (Joe) Stephen Stanley, 24, of Piqua, died from a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was born in Dearborn, Mich., on March 28, 1990, to Michael W. and Cindy L. (Muir) Stanley of Celina. They survive.

Joe is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law: John and Lindsey Stanley, Piqua; one sister: Melissa Stanley, Dayton; three aunts and uncles: Jean and Chuck Ryski, Wyandotte, Mich., and Pat and Matthew McGuire, Herndon, Va., and Gloria Shortridge of Goody, Ky.

Joe graduated from Piqua High School in 2008 and was currently a student at Edison State Community College. He has been employed for the past two years at Minster Machine Company and was a member of the United Steel Workers Local Union #3210.

A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Andy Monnin officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chive Charities, (, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 160, Austin, TX 78701 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Melcher Sowers Funeral Home
646 W. High St. Piqua, OH 45356
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Published in Piqua Daily Call from July 2 to July 4, 2014