Frances Stanley (1919 - 2018)

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Frances Clinkscales Stanley, 99, of Williamstown, went to her heavenly home Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.
She was born March 5, 1919 in Williamstown and was the youngest child of a family of six children born to the late Dr. Foster Marshall and Anna Isabell Blanchett Clinkscales.
She was a 1936 graduate of Williamstown High School and attended Bethel Woman's College majoring in piano and vocal music. She married Beuford E. Stanley in 1939 and received her Kentucky Funeral Director's license in 1944 to assist her husband as co-owners of Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown. Following her husband's passing in 1995, she continued her work in the family business along with her two sons, Michael and Dennis Stanley, and their sons, Patrick and Douglas Stanley until failing health just a year ago.
In addition to her parents, her husband, and all five siblings, she was preceded in death by her second son, Lawrence Foster "Pat" Stanley in 1950.
She was a lifelong member of the Williamstown Baptist Church where she faithfully served as the church pianist for 75 years. She was also a 75-year member of the Williamstown Order of the Eastern Star # 301, where she served as the chapter organist for all those years. She enjoyed membership in the Williamstown Woman's Club since 1939, serving in many capacities.
For 25 years, she served as the secretary for the Williamstown Independent Schools Alumni Association and was one of the founding members of the schools' WISE Trust Fund, serving as a trustee until recently. She had been recognized and honored by these and other community organization for her many years of service to her church, community, profession, and family.
Survivors include her sons, Michael and his wife, Brenda and Dennis, and his wife, Donna, all of Williamstown; five grandchildren, Douglas (Julie) Stanley of Union, Patrick (Monica) Stanley, Debra (Matt) Turner, Elisa (Stacy) Gray and Deana (Darryl) Cummins, all of Williamstown and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown with an additional visitation being held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Williamstown Baptist Church with funeral services being held at 11 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in the Williamstown Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Williamstown Baptist Church Building Fund or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 222, Williamstown, KY. 41097.
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Published in Grant County News from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17, 2018