Dorothy Elizabeth Stanley Whaley

Dorothy Elizabeth Stanley Whaley, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. 

She was born on Jan. 25, 1948, in Carbondale, the daughter of Harry and Polly Hawk Williams. 

She married Ronald Dean Stanley and later married Clyde Whaley. Both of her husbands preceded her in death.

She is survived by her seven children, Janis Lynne (Kenneth) Dunn of Carbondale, Terry Allen (Donna) Stanley of Cobden, Julie Ann (Spencer) McDonald of Gering, Neb., Sheila Marie (David) Rexroat of Wildwood, Mo., Shelly Gaye Parker of Gering, Neb., Juanita Lucille (Billie) Plott of Anna and Beth Renee Patterson of Carbondale; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janie (Rudy) Stowers of Benton, Pearl Williams and Cheryl Williams, both of Cobden; a niece, Kelli Pearson of Cobden; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; two daughters, Mildred “Millie” Etherton and Karen Faye Gardner; and one son, Ronald “Ron” Dean Stanley Jr.

She worked for many years as an accountant. She loved her family and she dearly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an animal lover and enjoyed her cats. 

Memorial services are pending and will be announced at a later date. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden is in charge of arrangements

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