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Obituary for Garnet Stanley

Ponca City Now - July 28, 2018 8:11 am

Garnet Elizabeth Stanley

October 7, 1928 – July 27, 2018

Garnet Elizabeth Stanley of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Friday evening, July 27, 2018, in the AllianceHealth – Ponca City at the age of 89 years.

Garnet Elizabeth Stanley was born on October 7, 1928, in Blackwell to Philip Gray and Myrtle (Robbins) Smith. She grew up in Blackwell and graduated from Blackwell High School in 1946. She married Bobby Glenn Stanley on May 22, 1949, in Blackwell and she began working as a secretary for the Blackwell Zinc Company. While raising her son, she returned to the home to care for her family. In the 1960’s she worked as the church secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Blackwell. In 1970 she continued as a secretary for Equity Insurance Company until the company closed and she retired. Her husband preceded her in death on May 20, 1994, and she continued to make Blackwell her home. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women’s Group. She also held membership in the Eastern Star and served in the gift shop and as a volunteer at the Blackwell Regional Hospital. She enjoyed fishing, playing card games and traveling to Colorado. She also loved going to the beautician for her hairstyling and visiting with the women there.

She is survived by her son, Glen Stanley and wife Teresa of Blackwell; and two grandsons, Philip Stanley of Tulsa and Kevin Stanley of Blackwell.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 1st in the First Presbyterian Church in Blackwell with Rev. Karen Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her honor with the First Presbyterian Church in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.