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Mary Janet Stanifer

May 11, 1930 – February 6, 2018


StaniferMary Janet Stanifer, age 87 of Monroe, died at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6th at Wellspring Lutheran Home. She had been in declining health since November.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. Lee Cullen will officiate followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born May 11, 1930 in Monroe, Mary was the daughter of the late Arthur and Cleobelle (Akins) Hemry. She married Isaac N. Stanifer on September 4, 1948 at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1999.

Mary was baptized, confirmed and educated at Holy Ghost where she was a life member. She was employed by Monroe County Community Credit Union for fifteen years, retiring in 1985 as Loan Supervisor. Prior to that, she worked at the former Memorial Hospital in Monroe.

Mary is survived by her son, Frederick (Stephanie) Stanifer of Newport; two grandsons, Charles Isaac Stanifer and William M. Stanifer, both of Newport; and great-granddaughter, Grace Stanifer.

In addition to her parents and husband Isaac, Mary was also preceded in death by an infant son, Donald E. Stanifer and three brothers, Robert Slaughter, Arthur Hemry, Jr., and Jack Hemry.

Memorial donations are suggested to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

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One Response to Mary Janet Stanifer

  • Adel (Shingledecker) Ivey says:

    Janet will be missed! She and her husband were such great neighbors. I remember when our house was finished being built, they gave us an album of pictures that they had taken of the building process! They also drove their lawn tractor with Janet in a trailer across the street to deliver sweet corn to our family, before we had a garden plowed to grow our own. Neighbors like Janet and Zeke are rare and they blessed our lives Ron and Adel Ivey

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