Elijah Louis Stanley, 88, Stevens, long distance trucker, enjoyed farming, raising animals

By on April 22, 2015

Elijah Louis Stanley, 88, of Stevens, formerly of Texas, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at Fairmount Homes Inc. in Ephrata.

He was born in Snow Camp, N.C., to the late Rev. Vernie Baxter and Allene (Coltrane) Stanley and was the husband of Pauline (Strother) Stanley, whom he married on July 1, 1951. They shared 63 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Reamstown Church of God in Stevens. He enjoyed farm life raising cattle, goats, donkeys, geese, and horses. For many years, Elijah worked as a long-distance truck driver for various companies.

In addition to his wife, Elijah is survived by two sons: Stephen W., husband of Dianna (Windsor) Shull of Denver; and Baxter Lee Stanley of Halifax, Nova Scotia; a daughter: Brenda Stanley Hart of Asheboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son: Danny Allen Stanley; and a sister: Latricia Stanley Beck.

Services were held April 22 at Reamstown Church of God, 400 Pfautz Hill Road, Stevens, with Pastors Joel Hainley and Arthur Karick officiating. Interment took place in the Mellingers Union Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Elijah’s memory may be made to Fairmount Homes Inc., 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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