Minnie Ann Stanley, 86, of Smithville, Maryland, departed this life on July 4, 2009 at Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton, Maryland after a sudden illness. Mrs. Stanley was born on March 22, 1923 in Dorchester County Maryland and was educated in the Dorchester County School System.\n \n Mrs. Stanley worked for 43 years at the JM Clayton Seafood Company in Cambridge, Maryland and also at the Simmons Canning Factory in Madison, Maryland.\n \n Mrs. Stanley was a devoted member of the Malone United Methodist Church in Madison, Maryland which later became part of the New Revived United Methodist Church in Smithville, Maryland. She was a member of the Singing and Praying Band, United Methodist Women, the Charge Choir, and she served as Treasurer for the St Paul- Malone Cemetery Committee. She was also a Lay Speaker until she became ill in earlier years.\n \n Minnie Stanley was a wonderful caregiver to many people, both family and friends. Her loving and compassionate ways drew many people to her through the years, who became loyal and caring friends. She loved traveling with her husband, Bernard, who was a member of the Wilson Singers. Mrs. Stanley was a wonderful cook and loved to prepare mealsand has fed many, many people through the years.\n \n She s survived by her devoted husband, Bernard Stanley of Smithville, MD, a loving sister Ann Shaw of Charleston, SC, a nephew who she doted on Cameron Hicks of Greensboro, NC, Her aunt Katherine Marine of Christ Rock, MD, her sister-in-law Florence Wilson of Smithville, MD two devoted cousins Nathaniel and Janie Keene, who cared for her to the end, and host of other family and friends including her friend, Bernard Page, who will sorely miss her.\n \n Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie Asbury Opher Shaw of Annapolis, Maryland. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009 11am at New Revived UM Church (Smithville) with a viewing two hours prior to the services. Interment in Malone Cemetery (Madison).