Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wayne D. Stanton 1914-1986

Wayne D. Stanton, son of Franklin P. and Elsie Cochran Stanton, was born in Camden Country on June 18, 1914, and departed this life on September 14, 1986, at the Tri-County Nursing Home in Richland, after a long illness.

He was united in marriage with Naomi Wrinkle on December 21, 1935, and to this union was born five children, all surviving.

He spent his early years in and around Camden, Laclede, and Pulaski Counties.  He graduated from Richland High School in 1933 and started his career of teaching at his home school and taught several years in the states of Missouri and Kansas.  He graduated from the University of Kansas State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  During all of this time he worked on his hobby, that of poetry writing, which gave him a lot of pleasure in his retirement years.  He was given the honor of being listed in the Who’s Who of America poetry section.

He was affiliated with the Church of Christ of Richland.  He will be remembered for his poetry, his friendship, his love of nature and his love for his Heavenly Father.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 16, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. with W.J. Stanley officiating.

Resting place was in the Freedom Cemetery.

Escorts were family members.

Honorary Escorts were James Tanner, Roscoe Calvert, Robert Ballenger, Dick Johnson, Rollins Blackburn, Archie Jones and Bryan Garrison.

He leaves to mourn his passing: three sons, Wayne D. Stanton Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., Ronald Lee of Lebanon, Franklin Harrison of Springfield; two daughters, Mary Alinda Cramer of Chadwick, Mo., and Barbara Ann Hayes of Ozark, Mo., two brothers, Louis Stanton of Oklahoma City, OK, Uel Stanton of Montreal, Mo; seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Martha Ann Oman.

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