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Stan Irwin Small peacefully gained his wings, on April 19, 2022. He was born in Kansas City, Mo on April 8, 1943, and raised in Kansas City, KS by his parents Bill and Edna Campbell.
Services for Stanley will be held Saturday April 30, 2022, at New Hope Assembly of God, 511 Delaware Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM. The Funeral Service will start at 11:00 AM
After high school Stan enlisted in the United States Army, and served his country for two years. When he returned home, he met his beloved wife Sandra Small, and they were married on October 16, 1965. They had been married for thirty eight years. During that time, he worked for fifteen years at Burke Mobility, and retired from a local grocery store.
Stan was not a shy or quiet person by far. His personality lit up the room. He was funny, the life of the party, he loved to make people smile and laugh. He apparently had a love for dressing up at Halloween, especially as a woman, (and he looked beautiful). His family, and of course his grand-dog, Pepper, was what made him the happiest. There are many stories of all the fun that was had at family functions, picnics, nights of playing games, or just sitting around talking and laughing and eating.
When Stan wasn’t busy with family, he and Sandy had a passion for Christ, and they often showed it by singing in different groups at different churches. They wanted everyone to know about Christ. They also loved square dancing, and spent many weekends dressed up in poodle skirts, and a fancy suit to show off their dancing skills to one of their favorite songs Old Time Rock and Roll. Stan and Sandy’s love is now reunited again.
In his final year, he lived in a nursing home which he had left a big impact on nurses, aids, other residents, and staff. He was happy there, well taken care of, and loved by many.
He is survived by his sons, Len Wade (Debbie) Tulsa, OK, Jeff Small (LaDonna) Kansas City, KS, his daughter Kristi Proctor Lawrence, KS, Bonus daughter Michelle Gallardo, Kansas City, KS, Sister Judy Womble, Kansas City, KS. He has five grandkids, Joshua Small, Kansas City, KS, Jacob Small, Kansas City, KS, Brayden Proctor, Lawrence, KS, Brandon Wade (Sarah) Cleveland, OK, Delinda Wade, North Carolina. Eight great-grandkids, Destiny Wade, Kainan Wade, Skylar Wade, Linda Sue Wade, Dylan Wade, Kayla Clark, Christopher Clark, and Christian Chester. One grand- dog Pepper.
He is preceded by Sandra Small (wife), Bill and Edna Campbell (parents).
Flowers can be sent to: Danelle Ragsdale 1315 Lawrence Ave, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048