Anna J. Stanley

Anna Jane Stanley, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 7:05 a.m. at the Heritage of Huntington.

Mrs. Stanley was a lifelong member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, where she served on many church committees and for many years served as the president of Church Women United. Along with her husband, Jim, she owned the Gamble's store in downtown Huntington for 36 years. She also worked as a QMA for Miller's Merry Manor from 1980 until her retirement in 1987.

Mrs. Stanley also volunteered for many years with the Salvation Army and Miller's Merry Manor. She was a 1940 graduate of Huntington Township High School. Since 1938, she has been an active member of the Penguin Club, made up of her high school classmates.

She was born April 4, 1922, in Salinas, CA, to Clyde Lee and Ruth Maples Lenwell. She married James D. Stanley on Dec. 21, 1941, in Huntington. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1990.

Survivors include a son, James D. (Jennifer) Stanley Jr., of Brownsburg; two daughters, Barbara Meier, of Huntington, and Jennifer (Curtiss) Wall, of Mooresville; a daughter-in-law, Terry Stanley, of Huntington; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Wednesday, July 6, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington, with James D. Stanley Jr., and the Rev. Dr. Marti Lundy officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will take place at the Markle Cemetery in Markle, Indiana.

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