Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Warren DeVere Stanley, 91 passed away on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at Sycamore Run Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millersburg, Ohio.
He was married on August 14, 1971 to Patricia Lois Rutherford, who preceded him in death on October 9, 2017.
Warren was born on March 13, 1928 and raised with his 6 siblings by his parents, Clyde and Ruby (Sheppard) Stanley on the family farm in Congress, Ohio. He served as a Sergeant in the Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. After returning home from Korea, he attended Wooster Business College and started his own business, operating Wooster Motors on Pittsburgh Avenue in Wooster until his retirement in 1993.
Surviving are sons, Christopher (Pam) Stanley of Wooster and Michael Warren (Michele) Stanley of Belmont, Ohio; stepsons Jeff and Michael Gordon of Wooster and stepdaughter Wendy (John) Vura of McKinney, TX. Grandchildren are Nathan, Nevin, Noah, Joseph, Stephen, Natalie, Emily, Angela, Brent, Morgan and Emma. Great grandchildren are Charles, Alexandria, Myla, Leah and Adalynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Elizabeth (Stanley) Maynard, sisters June, Evelyn, Marguerite, Carol, Glorine, and a brother, Norman.
McIntire, Bradham, and Sleek in Wooster is honored with serving the family.
There will be no visitation. The family is scheduling a celebration of life to take place at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Wooster Community Hospital, Glendora Health Care Center, Sycamore Run Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and Lifecare Hospice of Wayne & Holmes County for taking care of Warren in his final days.
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A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

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  1. We extend our deepest condolences to the entire family. We will continue praying for peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of Warren. I have many fond memories of being down at the Wooster Motors lot with Chris playing in the creek when we were younger and working on cars when we got older. Warren was always there to help us! Blessings! The Chupp’s.

  2. We traveled many miles together. Loved him like a brother. Will surely miss him.
    Prayer’s are sending to the family.
    Love, from Bob & Cathy Tilton.

  3. Mr and Mrs Stanley and family were good neighbors through the years to my Mother. Warren was friendly,and Dennis enjoyed visiting with him at his home and at Glendora. He will be missed in the neighborhood. Our sincere sympathy to the family.

  4. Our sincere sympathies are extended to your family. We met Warren a few years ago at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. He enjoyed walking there, probably for the social interaction. We enjoyed meeting with him on those walks; we learned a great deal about him and his family, and vice versa, when we would stop to chat. He dearly missed the company of his lovely wife, we were very impressed by his loyalty to her. We will continue to walk at the fairgrounds, but there will be something missing. Prayers for each of you.

  5. I fondly remember spending time chatting with Warren. He was friendly, kind and insightful regarding life. He was so lovingly committed to the care of Pat during her final years. I will miss seeing and talking with him but it is comforting to know that he is reunited in heaven with the love of his life. God bless Warren and his family.

  6. Will miss the “cool uncle”. Uncle Warren would play guitar and sing at family gatherings when were were younger. He was a man that always cared and took care of his family. rest easy Uncle Warren

  7. Nothing prepared a young man more for life, or was more FUN than a trip to the car lot. Whether it was changing tires, or changing oil, not missing the drain pan, and putting the drain plug back in unlike Leland…or the advent of fuel injection, your Dad always had an answer. I honestly think he missed his calling. Not to mention all of the stories that involved neighborhood folk and other regulars for after hours. He, his wisdom and humor will be forever missed. Let us know how we can help. God speed Warren.


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