VARLYN VERLANE BRUCE STANLEY, 82, of Marion and a former Benton resident passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Parkway Manor in Marion.
She was born in Benton, IL on September 25, 1939, the daughter of Cleadus & Dena Mae (Baldwin) Gosnell.
She married William Henry Bruce, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1986. She then married Vernon Stanley and he died November of 2012.
Mrs. Stanley enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She loved the outdoors, her dogs, birdwatching, hunting and traveling.
Mrs. Stanley is survived by her Children:
Duane Bruce of Benton
Penny Bruce Wisely of Benton
Anita Bruce of St. Charles, MO
Renee Bruce Walther & spouse Annie of Denmark
Bobby Bruce of Benton
Megan Holderfield & spouse Dylan of Marion
10 Grandchildren & 9 GreatGrandchildren
1 Brother: Garel Dean Willis & wife of South Carolina
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husbands, by a Son-Billy, by a Sister-Gladys Mae Shaw & by a Brother-Glendell Gosnell.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. TUESDAY, May 31st at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 1 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com