The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


March 27, 2013

Martha “Mama” Standley

Funeral services for Martha ”Mama” Standley, 100, of Palestine, formerly of Frankston, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston with Glenn Cogburn officiating. Burial will be at Garden Oaks Memorial Park in Berryville.

Mrs. Standley passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Palestine.

She was born Sept. 25, 1912 in Braceville, Texas.

Mrs. Standley was a member of the Church of Christ, house mother at children’s home in Quinlan, Texas and was an avid gardener.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Thomas Delbert Standley; and brother, Floyd Miller.

Mrs. Standley is survived by her daughters, Doris Carlisle of Palestine and LaVerne Christiansen and husband Gary of Caddo Mills; son, Thomas D. Standley Jr. of Bullard; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.

Donations may be made to Palestine Community Food Pantry 1434 Court Dr. Palestine, Texas 75803.


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