William “Bill” Lee Stanton, 88, a resident of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away peacefully Monday, April 19, 2021 at Foxwood Springs of Raymore in Raymore, MO. He was born March 6, 1933 to Glenn and Margaret (Edwards) Stanton in Bolckow, MO.
Bill is 1951 graduate of Horace Mann High School in Maryville, MO. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Bill was united in marriage to Evelyn Clemons on June 12, 1955 in Maryville, MO. He spent 30 years working as a claims adjuster for Farm Bureau, State Farm, and Ranger Insurance Company. In 2008 Bill and Evelyn started rehabbing home and continued until 2013. Bill was an avid runner, he was a founding member of the Hospital Hill Marathon and one of the original 99 runners. He also competed in the Pikes Peak Marathon several times. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and was always their biggest fan.
Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn Stanton of Lee’s Summit, MO; children, Randy Stanton and his wife Brenda of Napoleon, MO, Carla Prather and her husband Joe of Spring, TX, Janet Spellman and her husband Michael of Grain Valley, MO; grandchildren, Stephen Stanton and wife Cassidy, Shannon Hamilton and husband Jonathan, Angela Davenport and husband John, Jacquelyn Prather, Nicolas Spellman and wife Ally, Tara Dalton; great-grandchildren, Jo Davenport, Tucker Davenport, Rylie Davenport, Johnny Hamilton, Lauren Hamilton, Audra Stanton, Milo Stanton, Sean Stanton, Andrew Stanton, Nathan Stanton, Miller Dalton, Sony Dalton, Lauren Lavo; sister, Helen Marie Weldon of Maryville, MO. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Margaret Stanton; brothers, Howard and Stanley Stanton.
His family will gather to celebrate Bill’s life from 10-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. A private family committal service with full military honors will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Fellowship of John, a fund that provides financial assistance to Foxwood Springs residents that are in need. Memories of Bill and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.