Marian Stanley

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BELLEFONTAINE – Marian E. Stanley, 90, of Bellefontaine passed away Sunday afternoon, September 14, 2014, at Green Hills Care Center. She was born in Bellefontaine on September 27, 1923, to the late Elmer E. and Pauline (Able) Smith. On July 14, 1943, she married David E. Stanley and he preceded her in death on November 30, 1993. Marian was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald E. Smith, and sisters Deloris Focht and Jocele Tussing.

Marian worked as a book-keeper at Dee's Department Store and later as a clerk at Myer's shoe store. She enjoyed working with the women of the United Methodist Women of Walnut Grove Church. Known for her baking, especially her cakes and cookies, Marian got great enjoyment from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marian is survived by her daughter Valerie (Gary) Hartzler of Mechanicsburg; sons Brian Stanley of Bellefontaine and Stephen (Anita) Stanley of West Liberty; 5 grandchildren, Thad (Kristi) Hartzler, Holly (Mark) Walton, Stephen Stanley, Jeremy Stanley, Jason Stanley; great-grandchildren Ashlie McGuire, Ethan Price, Alex Walton, Jordan Hartzler and Jansen Hartzler; and a brother, Alvin (Bettie) Smith of Reynoldsburg.

Private family graveside services will be held at Zanesfield Cemetery with Gene Marine officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the .

The staff of EICHHOLTZ FUNERAL HOME, Bellefontaine, assisted the family with arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Weekly Currents from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2014