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Genevieve T. Stanley  

Genevieve T. Stanley

June 3, 1926 – October 17, 2015

Genevieve T. Stanley, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Genevieve was born in Harrisonburg, VA on June 3, 1926 and was a daughter of the late Clarence Tinsley and Grace (Droval) Tinsley. She provided gentle and loving care to many as the owner and operator of a home-based adult day care service.

Genevieve was a longtime member of the Red Lion Evangelical Church in Bear, DE. In her leisure time, she enjoyed bowling and shopping. Genevieve was an avid traveler and especially adored the time she spent vacationing in Europe. She was happiest in the company of her family and friends, sharing long conversations and many fond memories.

In addition to her parents, Genevieve was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James R. Stanley who passed away in 1997; brothers, Guy and Benny Tinsley; and a sister, Maxine Critzer. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Thompson and husband, Roger with whom she lived; grandchildren, David Thompson and Bonnie Wagner (Bill); and great grandchildren, David (Sarah), Nicole, Billy (Danielle), Jody and Jamie.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday morning, October 24, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

Flowers are appreciated or contributions in Genevieve’s memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. Jimmy & Wynne Donovan, October 19, 2015

    We are so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. She will be in our hearts forever.

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  2. v. thompson, October 19, 2015

    My sincere condolences to the family of Genevieve Stanley. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God’s promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

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  3. linda whiting, October 20, 2015

    Carolyn, I was so sorry to read of your mother’s death.
    Mrs. Stanley was a delightful , personality plus, energetic lady who always thought of others in need. She was a very caring caregiver to female veterans in need of a managed environmental setting.
    I shall miss Mrs. Stanley very much—-We always enjoyed our many conversations over the years
    Carolyn you were a very good daughter–always there for your mother–your mother loved you very much .
    sincerely,
    lin whiting

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