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Debra K. STANLEY Obituary

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STANLEY, Debra K. Age 59, of St. Paris, Ohio was called home on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in her home after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on July 14, 1954 in Springfield, Ohio, Debra was the daughter of the late Robert Lewis and Mavis (Grow) Lewis who survives in South Vienna, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Stanley who she married on July 1, 1988. Together they raised two sons: Jason Mefford and Jeremy (Emily) Mefford both of St. Paris. Debra was a loving grandmother to five grandchildren; Courtney, Travis, Renae, Niki and Jack Mefford and three step-grandchildren; Kailyn (Derek) Whitt, and Jordan and Jenna Seibold. She is also survived by two sisters; Denise (Donnie) Carpenter and Diane Wirgau of South Vienna, father-in-law William Stanley, sister-in-law Luanne Meade both of St. Paris, two brothers-in-law Keith (Kathy) Stanley of Florida and Darrell (Laura) Stanley of North Carolina, many nieces and nephews and best friends, Dee Harvey of DeGraff and Carrie Bailey of Donaldsville. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Lewis. Debra was a 1972 graduate of Northwestern High School and worked at Beech manufacturing in St. Paris for 30 years. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St, Saint Paris, with Pastor Cindee Johnson of the Nation Chapel United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg presiding. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m prior to the memorial service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made online at in Deb's name. Condolences to the family may be made at

Published in Springfield News-Sun on May 24, 2014
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