Shannon L. Stanley

September 01, 1990 ‒ January 30, 2017

Ashley, Ohio

Shannon L. Stanley, age 26 of Ashley died unexpectedly Monday, January 30, 2017 at The Ohio State Medical Center following a three week illness.

She was born on September 1, 1990 in Marion to Matthew D. Stanley of Marengo and Lucy Powers of Ashley. A graduate of Buckeye Valley High School in 2009, she had resided in Ashley the majority of her life. Gifted in the mediums of art and writing, she attended the Vineyard Church in Sunbury.

In her younger years, she loved climbing tree’s:  loved all animals and would bring them home.  She wrote poetry, loved gardening and flowers and liked socializing with everyone.  She had a great insight on life.  She could meet someone and immediately be able to relate and connect.  Above all else, she loved being a mother to her son Alex Chase Santho and her daughter Leina Lucille Santho, and especially enjoyed the trips to the park and the zoo.

In addition to her children and parents she is also survived by her brother Chad (Bethany) Wallace of Logan, sister Malaya Stanley (Spencer) of Delaware, paternal grandmother Dody Stanley, paternal aunt Deb (Sam) Ferrell, maternal aunts Lori (JoAnn) Powers, Pam (Mike) Wheeler, Kathleen (Sam) Partin, maternal uncles Bobby Powers and David (Pam) Martin, niece Madison, nephew Logan, and numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather David Stanley, maternal grandparents Rose and Adam Martin, maternal grandfather Peanut Powers, and Aunt Erin Vickers.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday at which time services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Bennett, Brown, Rodman & Snyder Funeral Home in Ashley.  Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery.  Immediately following the graveside service, everyone in attendance is invited to a  Celebration of Shannon’s Life at the Oxford Township Hall, Shoemaker Road, Ashley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Shannon Stanley Go Fund Me Account  or to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

Condolences may be shared at

  • My prayers are with the family during this time. I’m so sorry. May God comfort you all and provide strength. I have so many memories of you and with you, especially being neighbors for so long. You were such a beautiful free spirit and a great mother. My heart is heavy. Rest easy my friend.

  • Shannon your presence will be missed in this world. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow. Your smile was so bright and your heart so big. You are loved – now and always

  • My heart is so heavy with the loss of Shannon. I have no words. My sister is so broken over the loss of her baby girl. She is a special angel now. She will always be watching over her babies and smiling as she watches them from above. Love you forever and ever. Always in my heart

  • A young life taken too soon! You will be missed by so many. You had a smile that lit up the room and the lives of others.

  • Shannon,
    You will be missed…With a heavy heart I say goodbye to the young girl that grew into a beautiful loving woman. I Love you Sweet girl!! Fly high beautiful girl sing with the angels. Always loved and never forgotten.

  • So sorry for your loss!! The news of her passing left my heart heavy. She was a beautiful young woman! She will be missed terribly. Prays for her family!

  • So sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a child as you have,our prayers are
    with you all.

  • The world will be a little less bright without you in it. Rest peacefully, my friend. You will be missed.

  • Fly with the Angels Shannon you will be missed by so many people that loved you. We will make sure that Alex and Lenia will always remember you as they get older. Love Aunt Mindy ❤️

  • To the family of Shannon, we are sorry for your loss. Losing a child, no matter at what age, is always a difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Dearest Lucy,

    I am so sorry for this loss. She was a lovely lady with so much promise as a writer. Her unwritten words will be missed not only by you and her children, but by the rest of the people she touched. I will be holding you tightly in prayer. God in grace and peace with God.

    In remembrance,
    Pam’s friend and coworker,
    Shannon Weakland

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Lucy and family. She was such a beautiful girl. You always talked about her at work (years ago) and I know she was the light of your life. Prayers for peace and comfort.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • To Shannon’s family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.


    Donna Mitchell & family

  • Lucy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Shannon was such a cute little girl who turned in to such a beautiful woman. Prayers for comfort and healing during this difficult time for you and your family.

    Very sincerely,


  • Im so sorry …. Shannon and her family is in our thoughts and prayers at the tin star lucy we love u Shannon u will be missed

  • so sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are will you all at this very sad time.

  • Lucy and the Powers Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your daughter Shannon, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My deepest sympathy ♡
    RIP Shannon ~ May your spirit soar ♡
    Lifting family & friends very much in my prayers.

  • I am so sorry about such a wonderful student. Shannon was always such a joy and brightened up any room she came into. I am sorry I now live in Florida because I certainly would have come to say goodbye. I will continue to pray for everyone’s peace and to be comfortable in this time of huge grief. I know how hard it is to lose someone so young and to have them go so suddenly. May God help the BV community.

  • Dear Lucy I am so sorry to hear what happen. even thou we are at a distance does not mean I did not think of you and Shannon quite often. If you need anything do not hesitate to call me.. Will always BE THERE FOR MY friends Geno

  • Matt and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of your daughter’s death. Something no parent wants to experience. I asked my Sunday school class to think you and your family and send loving comfort to all of you. Thinking of you and sending prayers your way.