Funeral Director/Pre-Need Agent
Stanley was born and grew up on a small farm about one mile west of Linn. Except for 2 years at Seminary and 4 year, 8 months in the U. S. Air Force, Stanley has lived his entire life in the west-of-Linn area. High school was completed in two steps. Just over two years at St Thomas Aquinas Preparatory Seminary in Hannibal, MO. Just under two years at Linn High School. Stanley graduated Linn High School in May of 1963. After a few months wait, growing older toward that 18th birthday, Stanley enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and became a Morse Intercept Operator. After basic training and technical training, Stanley moved to Okinawa and served 18 months there. After the overseas tour, Stanley was transferred to Goodfellow AFB, Texas.
About a year later Stanley extended his enlistment another 8 months to qualify for airborne morse intercept duties. This assignment took Stanley to Offutt AFB near Omaha Nebraska with numerous reconnaissance flights all around the world. Two years after separation from the Air Force, Stanley accepted a position in the Communications Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. During Stanley's tenure with the Missouri Highway Patrol, Stanley completed an associate's degree in Electronics Technology at Linn Technical College, graduating in 1975. Also while working full time for the Patrol, Stanley completed course material for a BS in Management through study with Tarkio College's off campus program, graduating in 1985. After 27.5 years with the Patrol, Stanley retired to explore other interests. In November 2006 Stanley was elected to a 4 year term as Osage County Clerk. After that duty was completed, Stanley again retired. Stanley’s life now places him at the service of Morton Chapel and all its clients. In May of 2019, Stanley successfully passed his Missouri State Funeral Directors Exam and is now a licensed Funeral Director as well as a licensed Pre-Need Agent.