Obituaries

Pearl Stanley

Lula Pearl Wells Stanley died Tuesday, Feb. 12, in her home. She was 94.

Pearl was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Peyton, Ky., one of 13 children born to Serena Ellen (Patrick) and Joseph Gardner Wells.

Pearl was retired from Greene County Health Department. During World War II, she worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as an airplane mechanic, and later at the drug store in Yellow Springs. She was a wonderful mother, who never said a discouraging word. She will be missed.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Stanley; sons, Taylor Neal Stanley and Clarence “Tebby” Stanley; daughter, Ellen Ashton; grandsons, Richard Alan Stanley and Steven Michael Stanley; and 11 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Sherman (Nancy) Stanley of Kettering, Betty (Ronnie) Bowshier of Springfield, Ellen Reynolds and Scarlett Stanley, both of Xenia and Chris (Taylor) Stanley of Beavercreek. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren, as well as a brother, Joseph Wells of Fairborn, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pearl’s family would like to express their appreciation for the care that was shown to their mother during this time by the entire staff of Hospice of Dayton.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 14 at McColaugh Funeral Home, with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. Interment followed in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in her memory. Online condolences can be made at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.

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