Salina Surgical Hospital

Mary Lea Standlea

Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home

Clay Center, KS


Mary Lea Standlea, 85, of Clay Center, Kansas passed away October 26, 2013 at Medicalodge, Clay Center, KS

She was born December 31, 1927 in Thomas County, Nebraska, the daughter of Cornelius and Mary Elizabeth (Wyatt) Boren.

Mary was raised in Nebraska and graduated from Halsey High School in 1945.

She married Alvin Standlea on January 4, 1946 in Broken Bow, Nebraska. They made their home in Nebraska and Washington. Mary moved to Clay Center in 2001. Alvin preceded her in death in 1980. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Vicky Standlea, four sons, Theodore, Robert, William and Timothy, as well as two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include:
Sons: Britton and wife Eva Standlea, Clay Center, KS, Kelly and wife Sheila Standlea, Grand Island, NE
Sister: Virginia Sullivan, Mullen, NE
Brother: Theodore (Jess) Boren, AZ
Grandchildren: 18 grandchildren, many great-grand and great-great grandchildren

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013 at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th St., Clay Center, KS.

Memorial services will be held in Grand Island, NE at a later date.

Inurnment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Connell, Washington.

Memorials can be made to the Mary Standlea Memorial Fund to be designated later.

Online condolences can be made at www.nsrfh.com

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