Betty Irene Holder Stanley

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Betty Irene Holder Stanley, of Stockton, died peacefully on June 2, her 91st birthday. She was born in Caplinger Mills, Mo., on June 2, 1927, to Lionel James and Inez Holder. She was the oldest of seven children. On May 5, 1945, she was united in marriage to Francis Stanley who preceded her in death in 1984. To this union, six children were born. In addition to raising six children, Irene worked at the Nevada State Hospital for 25 years from which she retired in 1989.

She loved sewing, gardening, traveling with her children and loving her Lord. She was saved as a young girl and was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending church services as often as she could and her church family was very special to her. Irene loved her family with all of her heart, soul and being. She worried about her family’s well-being and health concerns more than she did her own.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were her parents; three brothers William, Ed and Albert Holder; one sister, Norma Meadows; and son-in-law, Bob Wheeler.

She is survived by six children, Larry (Lynette) Stanley, Jerico Springs, Betty Hornick (Mark) Chesterfield, Va., Sharon Wheeler, Milo, Sandra Stanley (OB), Independence, Janice Giddens (Kent), Rolla, and Kent Stanley, Rolla; grandchildren, Marla (Michael) Mohan, Arnold, Michelle (Robert) Hoffmann, Jerico Springs, James Wheeler (Jessica), Springfield, Heather Quilenderino (Johnny), Virginia Beach, Va., Blake Giddens, Dallas, Texas, Brooke Giddens, Chicago, Ill., and Mindy Stanley, Rolla; great-grandchildren, Cole Hoffmann, Clay Hoffmann, Luke Mohan, Lucy Mohan and Justin Krecker; two brothers, Gene Holder, Jerico Springs, and Roy Holder, Liberal; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 6, at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Benham officiating. Burial will be in the Stockton Cemetery.