Ola M. Stanley

July 20, 1927 - March 04, 2019

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Thursday, March 07, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
New Life Tabernacle, 609 Patty Lane, Kendallville

Friday, March 08, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, 2900 E 1150 N-57, Wolcottville


Friday, March 08, 11:00 AM
Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, 2900 E 1150 N-57, Wolcottville


Ola M. Stanley, 91, of Kendallville, and formerly of Brimfield died Monday, March 4, 2019, at Kendallville Manor Nursing and Rehab in Kendallville.

She was born July 20, 1927, in Caretta, West Virginia, to Elige and Mae (Caldwell) Click.

On March 23, 1946, in West Virginia, she married Mitchell Stanley. He preceded her in death August 16, 1994.

Mrs. Stanley was a homemaker.

Ola enjoyed housecleaning and cleaned in several local homes. She also liked going to garage sales and loved to go to church.

Surviving are four daughters, Darlene (Henderson) Terry of Brimfield, Sue (John) Copas of Ligonier, Joyce (Andy) Skinner of Rome City, and Jeannie Stanley of Kendallville; four sons, Larry (Kim) Stanley of Kendallville, Harold Wayne (Cleta) Stanley of Hazard, Kentucky, Mitchell R. (Crystal) Stanley of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Ronnie (Tracy) Stanley of Kendallville; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Goodwin of Texas; and a brother, James Click of Alexandra, Virginia.

She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Stanley and Wanda Faye Clouse; a great-granddaughter Madisyn Days; a sister; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, 2900 E 1150 N-57, Wolcottville with Pastor Billy Fields officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Rachea Eytcheson, Emily Temple, Monica Clouse, Brooklyn Stanley, Jordan Halderman, Nicole Days, and Michelle Days. Active pallbearers are her grandsons, Dave Terry, Brent Terry, Joel Copas, Jason Skinner, Canaan Stanley, Zach Stanley, Shaun Days, Shawn Stanley, Shane Stanley, Kevin Clouse, and Jordan Clouse.

Calling is Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at New Life Tabernacle, 609 Patty Lane, Kendallville. Calling will also be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.

Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimers Association, 6324 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46804.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Alanna Coffelt
March 12th, 2019 9:53am
Wolf Lake IN

Dear Ron and Tracy, I am so sorry to hear that you lost Ron's mother. She looks like a sweet lady in her picture. I hope you are doing okay. Love Aunt Alanna

Alanna Coffelt
March 12th, 2019 9:41am
Wolf Lake IN

John and Sue, I was sorry to hear of your mother's death. I hope you can feel the support of your family and friends.

Abram & Kandice Bottles
March 10th, 2019 11:50pm
Ligonier, Indiana

Andy, Joyce, Emily, Jason ~ Thinking about you all during this sad time. Emily, your grandma was so sweet. I know she will be missed by so many people. Keeping you in our prayers! Hugs to you all, Abram & Kandice Bottles

Melody A Blake Norton
March 8th, 2019 9:15am
Orland, In 46776

Darlene and family, haven't seen you in a long time but I remember your mama. I remember peeking in the front room and being amazed at the starched teacup doilies (we weren't allowed in there lol). And she could iron a mean shirt and pants in no time. My sympathy goes out to you and your family. It's hard to loose your mama.

Jon and Erin Temple and family
March 7th, 2019 11:01pm

Our deepest condolences. Praying for your family!

March 7th, 2019 8:31pm

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:1-5). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Diana Terry Shrock
March 7th, 2019 4:55pm
Fort Myers Fl

Marion and I were saddened to hear your mom passed away, she just made her final journey home and is perfect in every way, you and your family are in our prayers it is never easy we miss them . so sorry we can’t be there with you .we love you all God Bless .Diana and Marion

Cindy Wilks
March 6th, 2019 8:38pm
Ft. Wayne

Larry an Kim, Sorry to hear about your mother,Larry. I know she has been up and down for several years. May she rest in peace now. Her journey has been long. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Pamela Hale
March 6th, 2019 7:01pm
Columbia City IN

I’m so sorry for your loss, we are praying for you all and the family. She was a very special person and I’m glad I got to try and meet her needs. She is flying high with angles.

Hollie Thacker
March 6th, 2019 6:43pm
Leburn, Ky

My heart is with you Aunt Darlene and all the family. I have so so many great memories of your sweet momma. She loved her family fiercely. Losing our momma is not easy. So so sorry I can't be there but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you. 🙏❤️❤️🙏

Darlene (Handshoe) Pinkston
March 6th, 2019 6:12pm

Love and prayers to all of you.. So sorry for your loss.. Ola was a great lady..she will be missed by all..

Richard Kneubuhler
March 6th, 2019 6:03pm

To The entire family of sweet Ola. I'm saddened by the news of Ola's passing. I had the pleasure of caring for her along with getting to know all of you as well. I wish you all the best and my thoughts prayers and many blessing are with you during this most difficult time. All my best, Richard and Shirley Kneubuhler

Dan and Sue Heideger
March 6th, 2019 3:21pm

Praying for the family

Karen & Lou Shelton
March 6th, 2019 2:07pm
New Braunfels, TX

We did not know Mrs. Stanley, but met her through her daughter Joyce, and if Joyce is a reflection of Ola, Ola was one special lady. Our hearts and prayers for comfort for you and yours go out to you today. She will be greatly missed.

Mr & Mrs Rod (Thelma Hicks) Elkins
March 6th, 2019 10:51am
Rome City, Indiana

I will definitely miss Sister Stanley greatly. She had played a big part in life being such a close friend to my mom, Dorothy Hicks. I loved going and visiting with Sister Stanley when she lived in Brimfield. She would always asked me would I like a cup of coffee so softly and sweet. And I would sit sometimes and have a cup of coffee with her too. Time would just slip away so fast talking with her. I also enjoyed taking my dear mom * her best friend* to go visit with Sister Stanley at the Nursing Home in Kendallville. It was a honor to spending time worshiping and praising God with her in the House of the Lord so many times back in the early 80's since she was indeed an long time solider of the Lord at that time and held on to the Lord hands then afterwards too. . I love how she would say " Dear Jesus"; it sounded so humble and sweet. I know without doubt, I will see her again in Heaven. My husband and I sends our condolences and prayers for the family.

Calista & Sophiah
March 6th, 2019 9:45am

It's crazy to think you're gone, you was my granny's best of friend, you was like a grandmother to me, you was the sweetest women ever had the biggest heart, and had a smile that could bring anybody's day up!!! You was truly an amazing women and you'll forever be missed.

Abi Stanley
March 6th, 2019 8:26am

Such a wonderful lady. Made it to her eternal home with Jesus! She will be missed.