Helen Elizabeth Coddington Stanley, age 85, of Stanleytown, went home to be with the Lord on Friday September 9, 2016. She was born June 11, 1931 in Gettysburg, PA to the late Allan B. and Elizabeth Jamerson Richardson Coddington. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by the father of her children, John David Stanley, Sr., two brothers, Donald B. Coddington, and Wallace R. Coddington, and her sister, Dorothy Jane Coddington Judy. Helen was a lifelong active member of Stanleytown UMC, a graduate of Martinsville High School Class of 1949, and Mary Washington College, Class of 1953. She was a homemaker and previously taught school in the Henry County School System.
She is survived by her two sons, John David Stanley, Jr. of Sparks, NV, Allan Bahnson Stanley and wife Connie of Dover, DE, one daughter, Elizabeth Anne Stanley of Stanleytown, five grandchildren, John David Stanley, III, John Karl Hannula, III, Allan Bahnson Stanley, Jr., Jacob Brant Stanley, and Catharine Elizabeth Stanley, and special niece and friend, Louise Judy Gregory. The family also wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful caregivers, Darlene Clark, India Stroupe, Mavis Rigney, Bonnie Pendleton, Donna Martin, Millie Harrison, and Southern Care Hospice.
Helen’s Service of Remembrance will be Monday September 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Stanleytown UMC with Pastor David Westmoreland and Dr. Tilden Bridges officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 2:00 PM prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Inurnment will follow the service in Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be sent to Stanleytown UMC Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 206 Stanleytown, VA 24168.
Online condolences may be entered at www.roselawnchapelfuneralhome.com