Debra Stanley

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ST. PARIS – Debra K. Stanley, 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

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Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 South Springfield Street
St Paris, OH 43072
(937) 663-4193
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Published in Urbana Daily Citizen from May 23 to May 24, 2014