SAMUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY - Shirley Ann Stanley, daughter of late Estil and Willie Stanley born September 13,1950  in Depoy, Ky., passed away at her home June 23rd, after a recent illness. She was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Depoy,  and a 1969 graduate of Graham High School. In her earlier years, she worked at Burger Queen, Druthers, and Dairy Queen in Central City, Kentucky. After many years in food service, she left her work to take on the role of primary caregiver for her aging parents and two sisters who preceded her in death. One of her favorite pastimes was enjoying family gatherings and Sunday dinners. Before her disability, she prepared family favorites, including chicken and dumplings and dressing. She was a special aunt and babysitter to Darian, Mari, Dariann, Whitney Overton Dukes, Kailyn Stanley, and Caden Stanley, who were always welcome at her house.

Survivors include one brother, Dorris (Betty) Stanley, of Depoy; nephew Darian (Jannette) Stanley, of Pembroke; niece Mari Stanley (and husband Brent Lovitt) of Owensboro; great-nieces Dariann and Kailyn Stanley; nephew Caden Stanley; special friend and neighbor Sudie McElvain; and beloved pet Chihuahua Penny.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon June 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Gary’s Funeral Home Greenville, Ky. by Rev. Marshall Lee with burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery Depoy, Ky.

Friends may call Tuesday afternoon June 25, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home Greenville, Ky. and after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday until Funeral time. Online condolences to the family can be made at

Posted on 2/2/14

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