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Services celebrating and honoring the life of Marlene Stanbro will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Memorial Heights Baptist Church in Claremore, with Paul Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Cemetery in Claremore under the direction of DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea. Marlene left her temporary earthly home for her heavenly home on Friday, June 8, 2018, with family by her side. She was 86 years of age.
Born in Kampsville, Illinois, on December 5, 1931, to Tom and Hilda (Peuterbaugh) Sevier, Marlene was raised and educated in Illinois and Colorado. On May 25, 1954, Marlene married Bill Stanbro. Throughout their marriage they made their homes in Fort Collins, CO, Broken Arrow, OK, and Claremore, OK. They were blessed with four children Sandy, Joe, Rick, and Karla.
When her children were small, Marlene was a homemaker. After her children entered school, she attended Broken Arrow Beauty College. When she completed her schooling, Marlene began working out of her home and later purchased and operated her own beauty shop. She also used this as a place to display and sell the many crafts she enjoyed making. A woman gifted with an array of talents, Marlene could create anything she set her mind to. She never stopped thinking of what was next and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting, woodworking, creating beautiful stained glass windows, lamps, and many other extraordinary pieces. Marlene used her talents to bring joy to her loved ones and also as a means of providing for her family.
Finding pleasure and beauty in the simple things, Marlene truly loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was hard-working and incredibly diligent in all she did. Always ready to lend a hand, Marlene enjoyed helping people, especially her children. Marlene enjoyed laughing, making others laugh, and had a great sense of humor. She had a playful spirit and was always ready to have funeven while she worked. Spending time outdoors and admiring nature were close to her heart. She loved plants, flowers, birds, the change of seasons, listening to the rain, sitting on her porch swing, and working in her flower beds, which were always beautiful and carefully attended to. Marlene had a special love for fishing and was always ready to grab her fishing pole at a moment's notice. Her life was a beautiful example of finding joy and happiness in even the simple moments.
Marlene loved sharing her life with her grandchildren and was such a fun, adventurous, and spunky grandma. She was always ready to play games, work puzzles, go fishing, have picnics, and take road trips with her grandkids on her beloved moped or in her red Volkswagon convertible. Marlene also enjoyed teaching her grandchildren and sharing her many talents with them.
Described by her family as a woman who loved God, her husband, and her family, it was Marlene's prayer that all of her family would come to know the Lord. This loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Marlene is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bill, children, Sandy Barbee, Joe Stanbro and wife Jan, Rick Stanbro and wife Teri, Karla Carter and husband Rodney, grandchildren, Shawn Flowers, Angelia Byington and husband Ben, Kristie León, Billy Stanbro and wife Pam, Mindy Stanbro, Justin Stanbro, Stacy Carpio and husband Leopoldo, Erika McLaughlin and husband Aaron, and Sarah Carter, 22 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mickey, and brother, Deawn.
Please view and sign Marlene's online tribute at www.delozierfuneralservice.com.
Published on June 12, 2018
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