September 9, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:00 PM Freewill Baptist Church, Mechanicsburg
Monday, September 12, 2011 5 - 8 pm
Leonard W. Standley, 71, went home to be with the Lord, Friday September 9, 2011 after a lengthy illness. He was born March 5, 1940, the youngest of six, to the late Leo Edgar Standley and Bernice (Armintrout) Standley. He was a faithful servant of God, who fought the battle and won the victory. He was a lifelong member of the Mechanicsburg Free Will Baptist Church. Leonard, a devoted husband for 44 years, married Norma Jean (Roberts) on November 29, 1958. He was an honest, hardworking man, who attended Mechanicsburg Schools and worked for Speco (Kelsey-Hayes) for 29 years. Leonard was a kindhearted man, who often referred to a poem by Sam Walter Foss, “Let me live in my house by the side of the road, and be a friend to man.” He would always lend a helping hand to those in need.
He leaves to cherish his memory three loving daughters, Bobbi Jeen (John) Groeber of Mechanicsburg, Dana (Frank) Bartlett of Urbana, and Lorie (Brett) Evilsizor of Urbana; his grandchildren, Craig and Aaron Bartlett, Andrea (Mike) Pifher, Megan (Will) Barnhart, Whitney (Levi) Dennson, and Ashley Groeber; and his great-grandchildren Rebecca and Trenton Bartlett, Adaleigh and Gregory Pifher and Wyatt Barnhart. He is also survived by his brothers, Bill Standley of Mechanicsburg and Nigle (Phyllis) Standley of Bellefontaine; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean, his parents; a granddaughter, Grace Groeber; a great granddaughter, Hannah, and his brothers, Elmo, Blair, Cleve Standley and half-sister, Ruby Brown.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2011 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in the Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.
Memorial contributions may be made to the The Central Ohio Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) 2225 Citygate Dr., Suite E Columbus, Ohio 43219-3651
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.