Barbara Maxine Stanley, 72, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord and her devoted husband Bobby on October 5, 2006. She was a loving and caring daughter, mother, grandmother and foster mother. She touched many lives and was always a giving person to anyone in need. She enjoyed and was involved with many Genealogy groups. The daughter of Mildred and William H. Moore, she was preceded in death by her father, William Henry, loving husband, Bobby Woodrum and sister, Myrtle Anderson. She leaves to cherish her memories a brother, Billy H. Moore and his wife Bonnie; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark, Pam, Mike, Carol, Jeff, Sandy, Scott and Donna. She was deeply loved by her five special grandchildren, Kevin, Laura, Beth, Kay and Jason; a special nephew, Dan Lucas and many other adored nephews and nieces. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of Roanoke Memorial Hospital and especially the nurses in VICU. The family will receive friends at Oakey's North Chapel from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at Oakey's North Chapel on Monday, October 9, 2006 at 12 noon with Pastor Stafford Frederick and Pastor Owen Stultz officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In memory of Barbara, the family requests donations be made to the Children's Home Society of Virginia, 1620 5th Street S.W. Roanoke, Va. 24016.
Published in the Roanoke Times from 10/6/2006 - 10/8/2006.
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We call upon you Lord to supply our needs at this time for understanding in your Word. May we gain the wisdom and truth of your Word. It is the time of times, your time Lord for our Sister Barbara and we ask that she be delivered from all sin and all suffering.
Lord...if you can see a clear path, we ask that you remove all her pain...all the suffering now endured by our Sister. We demand and take Authority over all her sickness, throwing out any and all disease and casting out the Devil. Take her Lord as we pray for your Will and your Way.
We ask Lord that you take this sickness and all this pain and disease and cast it out of her body. We ask for a full recovery. We ask that She rise up and walk in your light.
Now Lord, we take this time to pray for Barbara's Soul, that you will have direct communication and send the Holy Spirit to guide and protect Her. We Love Her Lord and need Her to act out your Truths in your Word.
The Voice of Truth Lord is upon all of us praying here today.
We take the time today to announce and pronounce our acknowledgement of the Holy Spirit, and as your servants and children, we seek you Father to supply all our needs as we act in your Word and seek to put into plain view the actions of Jesus.
This we now pray in Jesus precious Name...
And all God's Children here today agree.
Barbara was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known.....she was honest, generous, meek, and frank.
I remember how she had to calm us down on the list when we got into some "shenanigians"
I will say like I did when Ole Clyde left us, that it will be hard to remove her name from my address book, but I believe her name is in another BOOK now....
It is called The Lamb's Book of Life....
We will miss her as we finish out our lives on this earth, but let us all remember this:
The ones we love dont pass away
They walk beside us every day
May God be with all those she has left behind!
God took the fragrance of a flower....... The majesty of a tree....... The gentleness of the morning dew..... The calm of he quiet sea..... The beauty of the twilight hour...... The soul of a starry night...... The laughter of the rippling brook..... The grace of a bird in flight......... The tender care of an angel...... The faith of the mustard seed...... The patience of eternity...... The depth of a family's need....... Then God fashioned from these things....... A creation like no other....... And when His masterpiece was through....... He called it simply----MOTHER...... (Becky Graham)
I will miss her.
Gig Harbor, WA
To me Barbara Stanley, was a gifted person in the world of genealogy, she had so much stored inside, and she was willing to share it with ANY one that asked..
I'm PROUD to say "I'm a member of the Floyd List, and I will miss "OUR LIST MOM".
Mary Weddle---Floyd, Va
THANKS Rena, for stepping in.
We LOVE YA,
John in Lawrence, KS
researching Sowers, John, Miller, Booth. Eller, Sargent and other related families.
The very definition of everything that most of us would like to become, she had dignity, intelligence, grace, wisdom, kindness, strength, and patience, especially with all her list "children" who sometimes, no doubt, gave her quite a headache with their silliness, squabbles, and endless questions. She never tired, however, of her pursuit of the past and helped to bring so many ancestors back to life thanks to her brilliant work. Barb set many of us rookie genealogists on our feet and helped us in our own search for family.
Our family's fondest memory of Barb will be at the Floyd picnic a few years ago, on a gorgeous sunny day, under the trees, hugged up between two of her favorite "fellas," Ole Paul and Ole Clyde. (A rose between two thorns?) It was a beautiful day, the music was blue grass, the food was pure country, and the Floyd family was a home--all due to Barb's wonderful ability to organize and provide. We ate our fill of chicken, cole slaw, pie, cake, beans and corn bread and thanked Barb for giving us all the opportunity to come together in that beautiful place on that magical day.
One day, sooner or later, the family will all gather together again, over Yonder, in another beautiful place, where the music will be even lovelier and the corn bread never ending. We will all set together on the porch of our mansion there, in our rocking chairs, chatting with the ancestors we sought in this life. No doubt, Barb will be at the head of the pack, keeping us all in line and making sure, as always, that everyone is having an awesome time for eternity.
We miss you here, Barb, but envy the place you are now. Put in a good word for us until we join you there. Our loss is Heaven's gain--the addition of a GREAT lady.
God bless and keep us all,
Ken & Margo Brown
Sandy Ridge, NC
Here is a poem that someone sent me when my Mother died:
I am not there
I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn's rain
I am the mist on the meadow on a fall morning
The purple blossoms of an African violet on a sunny windowsill
Butterflies fluttering in a gentle breeze
Cloud formations in a bright blue sky
And fireflies that sparkle on a summer night
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of birds in circling flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there
I did not die
- Anonymous -
Paula It's a known fact that St. Peter checks all your Family Group Sheets for accuracy before you are allowed to enter the Pearly Gates. - Bill Dollarhide, Rootsweb Review, 24 May 2006
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Well, I know that I am among family and these are the ancestors that I have in Floyd County: Hilton/Hylton, Weddle, Eiler, Stigleman, Canaday, Slusher, Raikes. I am descended from Benjamine and Annia Marie Eiler Weddle through two of their children David Weddle Sr. and Katherine (Katy) Weddle. It's been quite sometime since I've worked on this line, because I got so frustrated trying to figure out all the children, and conflicting information about the family groups!! I live in Oregon and have not been able to do the record searching to find primary sources. But, how I love the internet!! and all of the wonderful information that is now at our fingertips.
Looking forward to finding cousins and new friends, Jeanne Kopp Mower
Calvin & Dorothy Meadows, Va.
I'm so sorry for y'alls loss. I'll say a prayer for both barb and you and yours this morning.
Thank you Rena for your willingness to except being our "list mom". Yes, you have big shoes to fill, but you are more then capable to fill them. Hope you don't have to tell us to many times to "be good".
Cora Sue Linton
\o/The Lord Inhabits Praise
I cannot put into words, all the nice things I would like to say about my friend, our list “mom”; Barbara has been a dear friend to me, every since we met many years ago. She has helped show me patience; and other good qualities, that sometimes we forget as live speeds by. She was so kind and welcomed me into her home at holidays, and she would say, ”come by anytime”, not that I would do that without calling first. We worked side by side on many projects. She was a member of the Botetourt Genealogy Club. She made our certificates for graduation, for each class, each more beautiful than the last.
After my visits, no matter how she felt, or how cold it was, she would walk to the porch and wave to me as I left. “Wave till you can’t see me” is what her grandchildren always say.
I will never forget our trips to cemeteries to take pictures of markers, to courthouses, and to the Libraries, always looking for something for someone who had ask a question.
One trip especially was to Head of the River cemetery. We took one of her granddaughters with us. We were looking for the unmarked grave site of Peter Poff & Elizabeth. We took divining wires. We believe we found the right spot, and took pictures.
I know Barbara will continue on in our thoughts, and will be here always in our minds, to keep me straight. I will always remember the good times, and her dedication to all of us.
Barbara, I Love You
Her friend and yours,
Picnic Picture 2003