JOEL HENRY STANLEY (DECEMBER 1, 1851-JUNE 25, 1929)

JOEL HENRY STANLEY, SON OF JOHN AND LOUISE STANLEY, WAS BORN DECEMBER 1, 1851 AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 25, 1929, AT PLEASANTON, IOWA, BEING AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH 77 YEARS, SIX MONTHS AND 24 DAYS OF AGE. HE WAS UNITED IN MARRIED TO MISS IOWA BELLAMY, JULY 21, 1875. SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH THIRTEEN YEARS AGO. TO THIS UNION WAS BORN SEVEN CHILDREN, HARRY STANLEY OF MANNFORD, OK.; MRS. FRED T. SMITH OF NEWTON, IOWA; MRS. T. J. PENNISTEN OF MARYVILLE, MO.; MRS. T. E. WEST OF COON RAPIDS, IOWA AND HERBERT STANLEY OF KELLERTON, IOWA. VERGE AND DWITT HAVE PASSED AWAY. MR. STANLEY WAS BORN IN DECATUR COUNTY AND SPENT THE GREATER PART OF HIS LIFE IN THAT COUNTY. FOR MANY YEARS HE WAS IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN LEON. BESIDES HIS FIVE CHILDREN HE LEAVES 27 GRANDCHILDREN, EIGHT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TO MOURN HIS DEPARTURE. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD FROM THE METHODIST CHURCH IN PLEASANTON AT TEN O’CLOCK A.M. THURSDAY, CONDUCTED BY REV. J.E. CLARK, OF KELLERTON, AND THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO LEON AND LAID TO REST BESIDE HIS COMPANION.

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