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Funeral services held for Letha Bella Stanley Sunday afternoon in the Haines Methodist church were largely attended by friends and relatives of the deceased in Haines, Rock Creek and Muddy Creek communities where she had spent her entire life. Rev. R. O. Wildman conducted the services.
Interment was in the Haines Cemetery.
Schoolmates of Miss Stanley’s who acted as pallbearers were: Dorrel Spence, Robert Leonnig, Jack Stiltz, Dean Fluharty, Callie Sanders and Keith Yankey. Honorary pallbearers were: Annabelle and Leona Brownell, George Fisher, Norma Ensminger, Louise and Virginia Rutter.
Letha Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stanley, was born April 9, 1917, near Haines. She attended school at Rock Creek and was at the time of her death a junior in the Muddy Creek high school.
She died Friday afternoon, January 5, at 3 o’clock in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker. She underwent an operation Monday previous for a ruptured appendix.
She is survived by her parents of Rock Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Oren W. White of Kennewick, Wash.; Mrs. Wayne Fidler, and Mrs. George Ensminger of Haines. Besides numerous other relatives in the community who mourn her untimely death.
The Record Courier, Haines, OR,
Thursday, 11 January 1934, Front page.