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Rebecca R. Stanley

Rebecca R. Stanley, 89, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Premier Healthcare of New Harmony in New Harmony, Indiana.  She was born May 28, 1933, in Carmi, the daughter of Clarence and Bernice (Kinney) Rice.  She was married to David L. Stanley and he preceded her in death on October 16, 2007.

For many years, Rebecca worked alongside her husband as office manager of Stanley Law Office. She was a former board member of the Carmi Public Library and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. She dearly loved her family.

Survivors include sons Mark (Becky) Stanley and John Stanley, all of Carmi; daughters Sara (David) Brown of Carmi, and Ann (Greg) Koch of Evansville, Indiana; brother John (Heather) Rice of Carmi;

Grandchildren Logan (Jared) Anderson, Claire (Nick) White, Alexander Brown, Matthew (Emily) Stanley, Brenton (Molly) Stanley, Steven Stanley,  Jordan Stanley.

Great-grandchildren Harper, Andie, Bennett, Winifred, Ruby Jean, and Nicholas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and granddaughter Holly Stanley.

In keeping with Rebecca’s wishes, her remains were cremated and a visitation and memorial service will be scheduled in the Spring of 2023.

Memorials may be made to the Carmi Public Library and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois, is assisting the family.


Cook Funeral Chapel – Carmi
101 Edgewood Lane
Carmi, Illinois 62821