Margaret “Peggy” Sue (Jedlicka) Stanley, 81, passed away May 18, 2021. Funeral Services will be 2:30 pm Monday, May 24, 2021 at Langsford Funeral Home with visitation prior to service from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Burial in Lees Summit Historical Cemetery, 806 SE 3rd Street, immediately following service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph 1972, Mary 2002, and her big sister Mary Jo Crowe 1998.
Peggy was born February 5, 1940 and raised in the Kansas City area. She graduated 1957 from Hogan High School and was Miss Hogan High her senior year. She attended St. Mary’s College.
She worked at the Marley Company for many years. Peggy met her husband Joseph F. Stanley, Sr. through a mutual friend in 1968 and they began dating. They were married (February 15, 1969) for 52 years. Peggy and Joe enjoyed dancing, spending time with friends and mostly their families. They were an affectionate couple and you would always see them holding hands. She became a devoted housewife and homemaker after she and Joe married. She absolutely loved being a mom and staying home to raise her 3 children.
Their first home was in Kansas City and later they moved to Blue Springs and then moved to their final home in Grandview. They recently moved to a Lee’s Summit retirement villa to be closer to family.
Peggy loved to cook and bake, especially during the holidays for her family and friends. She was well-known for her fabulous mac-and-cheese dish, oatmeal cookies, pumpkin bread, and peanut clusters. She enjoyed baking home-made donuts for any of her children’s friends that would come by in the mornings. All these dishes are now part of family traditions and reunions. She loved to wear hats, collect angels, and gave her children a strong faith for loving Jesus and the importance of prayer.
She kept busy as a member of her son’s high school football booster club, attending all high school games and later MU football games when her son made the college football team. Drive-in movies with her husband and children, adopting dogs, keeping in touch by sending cards and letters to family and friends were things that meant the most to her. She enjoyed holiday decorating, shopping, and listening to music; her children and grandchildren loved it especially at Christmas time.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Joseph F. Stanley Sr.; daughters, Molly Stanley and Penny Lines and husband, Dennis; son, Joseph Stanley Jr. and fiancée, Michelle Cartier and her children; grandchildren Hanna Gipfert and husband Jared; Blake Lines and wife Amber; brother John Jedlicka and wife Judy; sister Rita Harris; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and their spouses and children.
She loved her family deeply and there are so many special memories that will never be forgotten. We are so grateful that God blessed us with her for 81 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
National Association of Chiefs of Police/Family Fund for Paralyzed and Disabled Officers:
6350 Horizon Drive
Titusville, FL 32780
THE BROKEN CHAIN
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name,
In Life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.