Bachelor in English and Journalism, Fort Hays State University, Kansas, 1972. Master of Arts in History, Fort Hays State University, Kansas, 1984.
Private practice local/state historian, consultant, writer local history, Dighton, since 1973. Consultant genealogy, since 1980. Vice chairman State Preservation Board Review, Kansas, 1980-1987.
Area representative Kansas State Museum Association, 1978-1984.
Precinct woman committee Alamota Township, Kansas, 1962-1986. Member Democratic State Affirmative Action Committee, 1975. Member Kansas State History Society (president 1990-1991), Lane County History Society (secretary 1970-1978).
Married Max Neal Stanley, November 5, 1939. Children: Ann Y. Stanley Epps, Janet M. Stanley Horsky, Gail L. Stanley Peck, Kenneth D., Neal M., Mary E. Stanley McEniry.