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Theresa Stanley 1941 - 2015
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Theresa Stanley, 73, of Great Bend, died April 19, 2015, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born Oct 3, 1941, at La Crosse, to Henry and Mathilda (Heronema) Basgall. She graduated from La Crosse High School and was united in marriage to William Stanley in 1961 at La Crosse.  She worked as a cook for many Great Bend area eating establishments, including JC Penney, A & W, Central Kansas Medical Center, the Petroleum Club, Barton Community College, Black Angus and the Great Bend Senior Center prior to her retirement in 2000.

She was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church of Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend. Theresa loved reading and watching World Series of Poker and Monster Jam on television, along with spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, of Great Bend; three sons, Brian and wife Melia Stanley of Newton, Brad and wife Connie Stanley of Bella Vista, Ark., and Trevor Stanley and his fiancé Tuesday Preeo of Emporia; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, James and wife Berniece Basgall of Paradise, Calif., Edward and wife Shelly Basgall of Las Vegas, Nev., and Charles Basgall of Arizona; three sisters, Betty and husband Jim Rossman of Albert, Zita and husband Walter Zimmerman of Great Bend, and Leona Gumescheimer of Bazine; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Twila Franzmathes.

According to her wishes, cremation has been chosen.  There will be no viewing or visitation.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Father Ted Stoecklein officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left and obituary viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals*
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS  67530
(620) 793-6161
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 22, 2015