Ida May Stanley

October 08, 1918 ‒ October 19, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

CHARLOTTE, NC: Ida May Stanley peacefully passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Pavilion Heath Center in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 99.

She was born October 8, 1918 to parents George & Alice (Piton) Roberts in Gaspé, Quebec, Canada. On September 12, 1939, she married Willis Stanley and they shared 38 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1977. They are now together again.

Ida, who was affectionately called “Grandma” by almost everyone who met her, lived most of her life in the Cleveland area where she was a loving mother and wonderful grandmother. She treasured every minute with all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren that she was so blessed to have.

Ida was an amazing cook and baker and her recipes will be passed down generation to generation. She was also a very talented seamstress and made many of her grandchildren‘s clothes and even their doll’s clothes.

Ida loved to travel and visited almost every state and all across Canada. In her retirement years she learned to golf and was an active volunteer at the local senior center where she baked the best cinnamon rolls in town. Ida had a smile that would light up any room and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sandy & Steve Farmer of Charlotte, NC, a daughter-in-law,  Janet Stanley of Parma, OH; five grand children and a step-granchild; Kimberly Hanson (Karl), Debbie Fazio (Jim), Sandy Baraona (Bill), Gary Stanley Jr. (Melissa), Heather Rahrig (Brian) and Annette Blue (David), 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her loving husband Willis, she was preceded in death by her parents, her son Gary Stanley, and nine siblings.

Her family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Snyder Funeral Home (75 W William St, Delaware, Ohio 43015). A graveside service led by Pastor Marvin Hintz will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ida’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Our condolence We have great memories of your Gaspe visits also when you &your Mom visit us in Calgary .

  • My condolences to all your family. I wish I had had the chance to get to know her and family. Sandra (Rowcliffe) Daigle ,Irene’s daughter.

  • My sympathy to the family.alene Roberts .rose bridge gaspé Quebec grand was Claria stanley.

  • Sandy and family. I am sad to hear about Ida’s passing. I feel thankful for time that I was able to get to know Ida. What a joy. May all your memories of Ida help you through this difficult time. God bless.

  • Sandra and Family

    May your memories give you peace and comfort.

    Thinking of you,

    Deborah and Les Barnes

  • Just a memory to share of Aunt Ida and Uncle Willis
    When I was a little girl I would play piano for Uncle Willis when they were visiting us in Montreal and he would always give me an american dollar.
    I have very wonderful memories of Aunt Ida when she visited my Granny Alice Roberts, Aunt Ida’s sister.
    Her smile and perpetual positive attitude was infectious.
    I am so thankful to have spent time with such a wonderful lady.
    Donna McNiven nee Scott