The Woodward News

Obituaries

August 5, 2013

Willamae Stanley

Woodward, Okla. —

Willamae Stanley, 88 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 in the Vici Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Woodward with the Reverend Shannon Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Willamae Louise (Ball) Selby Stanley was born on June 14, 1925 in Woodward County, Oklahoma to George O. and Josie (Fothergill) Ball. She was reared in the Sharon area and attended school in Sharon. Willamae was united in marriage to Richard R. “Dick” Selby on October 27, 1945 in Ashland, Kansas. They were blessed with one son, Jim. They made their first home in Fulton, Missouri, where Willamae worked as a Switch Board Operator. They moved to Oklahoma City in 1949 and Willamae worked for Sears for many years. They moved to Woodward in 1981 and they owned and operated Mae’s Laundrymat from 1981 until 1988. They had over 40 wonderful years together. Dick preceded her in death on October 23, 1988.

She was united in marriage to Marion P. Stanley on May 11, 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in Woodward and had 19 enjoyable years together. Marion preceded her in death on March 13, 2012.

Willamae was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the hospital for a number of years, and delivered meals on wheels. She enjoyed bird watching, collecting Beanie Babies, bowling, but most of all she loved being with her family. Willamae was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, who’s sweet nature will be greatly missed. She was an excellent cook who cooked with love.

She is survived by her son, Jim Selby and wife Cathy of Guthrie; five grandchildren, Jamie and Mark Hamlin of Edmond, Jim and Kristi Selby of Red Oak, Texas, Leon Selby of Oklahoma City, Joe Selby of Oklahoma City and Tim Selby of Oklahoma City; seven great-grandchildren, Kristin Hill, James and Alex Selby, Brooke Selby, Evan, Grant and Kate Hamlin and Caden Selby; three great-great-grandchildren, Helen Hill, Keetyn and Quentin Selby; step-daughter, Florence Gathright of Clinton; step-grandson, David Gathright and wife Jennie of Colorado; step-granddaughter, Julie Gathright of Edmond; two brothers, Roy Ball and wife Arnetta, John E. Ball; four sisters, Patsy McDaniel, Norma Story and husband Jerry, Ramona Jackson, Audrey Crites; sisters-in-law, Bernice Ball and Donna Ball; many nieces and nephews whom loved her, “their Aunt Mae.”

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