Frances Mae Stanley

October 11, 1923 - May 9, 2022

Frances Mae Stanley, longtime Commerce, OK resident, passed from this life Monday, May 9, 2022 at Windridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Miami, OK. She was 98.

Frances was born October 11, 1923 in Ketchum, OK to Luther and Mollie Lavina (Jackson) Howard. She attended Ketchum schools. She worked for Eagle-Picher Boron Plant in Miami and Quapaw, OK and was a member of First Baptist Church in Commerce, OK.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Robert Stanley, 1 daughter, Joy Hamilton, her parents, Luther and Mollie Howard, 1 brother, Bill Howard and 2 sisters, Bonnie Gress and Jenny Sloan.

Frances is survived by 2 sons, Gary Stanley and his wife Jameine of Joplin, MO and Johnny Stanley and his wife Cynthia of Wyandotte, OK, 1 daughter, Becky Gideon of Miami, OK, 1 sister, Nell Clevenger of Saginaw, MI, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. The family will receive friends Friday evenign from 6 – 8 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at