Thawley, Stanley Earl born on May 23, 1943, in Jacksonville, Texas. Preceded in death by parents Elbert John Thawley and Lillie Rose Stark Thawley and brother John Thawley II. Survived by wife Betty; sons David and Mark (Mary); grandchildren Ben, Sam, Sophie Thawley and nephew John Thawley III. Stan married Betty Sue Appenbrink in 1967. He served two years with the Air Force in Lubbock, Texas, moving to St. Louis for ENT residency at Barnes Hospital. He joined the faculty of the Otolaryngology Department of Washington University Medical School where he remained for the rest of his career. Stan taught residents, published many papers and a two-volume textbook about head and neck tumors. For many years he had ENT clinics at Madison County in Fredericktown. Stan always said the days spent at those clinics were his favorite days. He had a Farmington office for many years and was active at church serving as leader in the Contemporary Class. Late in life he learned to play Appalachian and hammered dulcimers and the violin. He enjoyed taking lessons and attending workshops. Stan wrote and published poems and valued immensely the influence of poetry on his life. Services: Memorial Service Sat. Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Webster Hills United Methodist Church, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to American Heart Association or Webster Hills United Methodist Church.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 24, 2019.