Samuel W. “Sam” Stanley

Graveside service for Samuel W. “Sam” Stanley, 63, Eudora, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Hesper Cemetery, rural Eudora, KS. Sam passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Homestead of Eudora.

Sam was born on April 22, 1957 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Roger, Jr. and Norma B. (Kurtz) Stanley.

He was a truck driver for most of his life for Wilson Transport.

He was an avid farm toy collector. He enjoyed restoring old farm toys and going to auctions.

Survivors include his sisters, Cherry Eaton of Gardner, KS; Rhonda Tuggle of Eudora, KS; and brother, Eddie Stanley of Eudora, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sharon Stoelmaker and daughter, Kimberly Lynn Stanley.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hesper Cemetery and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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6 Condolences

  1. Richard Pember on September 25, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Jackie, blessings to you and your family this week. Your Mom clearly left a great legacy and I am confident that she is now receiving her eternal reward for her faithfulness. I want you to know that I really appreciate your quiet dignity and professionalism at work. You are a blessing to us too.

  2. ted on September 25, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
    My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
    All I know is that Your grace is sufficient.
    This day, this hour
    Moment by moment
    I choose to lean on You,
    For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
    I pour out my grief to You
    And praise You that on one glorious day
    When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
    We shall walk together again.

  3. Jill Velasquez on September 26, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Jackie & Family,
    Wishing peace to bring you comfort, and courage to face the days ahead. My heart and thoughts remain with you. I will continually pray for you and your family.

  4. Mary Lou Strong on September 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Cherry & Rhonda, I am sad to hear of the passing of Sam. I’ll miss that smile of his and his wit. We’ve lost another of our classmates way to young. Thoughts and prayers to you both.

  5. Dawna Groninger on September 20, 2020 at 6:32 am

    My heart aches. I will miss you little buddy. I hold dear all my memories of our weekend get togethers, your twinkling blue eyes and of course all the auction shenanigans. Until we meet again, much love your way. My condolences to the family. Sam has left a big void in many hearts with his passing.

  6. Fred and Lois Mersmann on September 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

    We are sorry to learn of the loss of your brother, Sam.
    Hold the special memories of him close to your heart.
    May God grant you peace at this time.

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