In loving memory of

Jeff Stanley
October 5, 1960 - April 8, 2019

Jeff Stanley
Canton - Jeff Stanley, 58, of Canton, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on October 5, 1960 to Elmer and Iona (Fahey) Stanley.
Surviving are two children, Vince (Ericia) Stanley, of Winter Garden Florida, Jorden (Kaylee) Stanley, of Canton, one grandson Rhett Stanley, the mother of his children, Holly Ray, one brother Tom Stanley, two sisters Valerie Stanley, and Vickie Sepich, one aunt, Betty Barnes and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.
Jeff worked at Graham Hospital, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton where he was a devoted leader of the food pantry, he was a member of the fisherman's club, he enjoyed helping people and mowing but most of all he loved spending time with his friends, family and his grandson Rhett.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton at 10:00 a.m., visitation will be held at the funeral home the night before, Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry.
A Funeral Luncheon will be held following the service at the First Baptist Church in Canton.
The Reverend Monroe Bailey will officiate the funeral service.
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Deb McPherson wrote on Apr 13, 2019:

"We are so shocked and saddened by Jeff's passing. We was a great guy. Always fun to talk too. My first date with Steve we went to Jeff and Holly's. Lots of good memories. The family is in our prayers."

Janet Weaver wrote on Apr 11, 2019:

"Jeff was such a good person. He was kind and compassionate and always willing to help out a friend. He is going to be missed. My prayers for the family. I pray peace and comfort during this hard time. "

Sherry Coffey wrote on Apr 10, 2019:

"Jorden and Kaylee, I am so sorry to hear about Jeff! I am praying that you and your family will feel surrounded and supported by God's peace and love every time you miss Jeff. "

Ken and Pat Billington wrote on Apr 10, 2019:

"Jeff was a good friend for many years. Enjoyed the many knight at the bowling alley. Lots of laughs and probably a few to many drinks. Someone who could be counted on a will be missed. Ken and Pat Billington"

Jami wrote on Apr 10, 2019:

"I will always miss Jeff's and my hug, he was a big teddy bear, his a very sweet and loving man. A great lose for many but a great gane for God. May peace be with his family."

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Cindy Bowers wrote on Apr 10, 2019:

"I head up the canned food drive at Eastview school. I loved when Jeff came to pick up the food. He was so compassionate about the food bank. The community will definitely miss him. So sorry for your loss."

Rick Mendenhall wrote on Apr 10, 2019:

"Vickey, Valerie and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers Rick and Carol Mendenhall "

Janet Edmonds wrote on Apr 10, 2019:

"My condolences and prayers to the family, Draw close to God and he will draw close to you in difficult times. James 4:8"

Steven White wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"Sorry I can't attend Jeff's services. He has been a Great asset to the Church and Food Pantry. My sympathies are with the family.."

Kayma wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"Jeff was a very caring person and will be missed."

Terra wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss...he was a nice caring man...he will be greatly missed"

Jodi wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"To all of the family, as I?ve known you all for years! My deepest sympathies to you all. Jeff was a kind man and will definitely be missed."


"Kaylee, Jorden and Rhett,we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and hugs to comfort you. Love all of you."

Annie Kucia wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"Jeff Stanley was a wonderful man and I learned a lot about how a food pantry operates. I enjoy working at the food pantry on Monday mornings helping to serve the community and I will continue to do so. I will miss his smile. My deepest condolences going out to his friends and family ."

Nancy Holloway wrote on Apr 9, 2019:

"My thoughts are with the friends and family of Jeff. I?m so sorry "