Herbert Stanley Fraley, 88, died at 2:25 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2011 at his residence after a period of declining health.He was born on the family farm near Fieldon on Oct. 27, 1922 the fourth of five children born to the late Earl & Effie (McDow) Fraley.Stanley was raised with the rest of his siblings on the farm, and he graduated in 1941 from Jersey Township High School. Throughout his life, he was blessed to be able to continue doing what he loved most, and that was being a successful farmer and being surrounded by his family while doing so.He was a proud member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and was a lifetime member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge.He married the former Maurita B. Goetten on Jan. 29, 1947 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. Together they shared 64 years of marriage raising their six children Charles, Danny, Randy, Marlene, Delbert & Gerald in a farm environment and shared many happy memories together. During their 64 years of marriage Stanley & Maurita were blessed with a good life, only recently being dealt hard blows with the death of their son Daniel and son in law, Robert Johns.Surviving are his wife, Maurita Fraley of Jerseyville; a daughter, Marlene Johns of Jerseyville; four sons & daughters in law, Charles & Deb Fraley of Jerseyville, Randy & Jill Fraley of Grafton, Delbert & Marian Fraley of Kampsville, and Gerald & Paula Fraley of Trivoli; a daughter in law, Janice Fraley of Jerseyville; 15 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren; and two sisters in law, Theresa Fraley of Carrollton, and Violet Fraley of Jerseyville.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel R. Fraley on Dec. 20, 2009; a son in law, Robert Johns on June 18, 2010; a grandson in law, Aaron Hubbell; a sister, Bertha Vogler; and three brothers, Stewart Fraley, Wilbert Fraley & Leland Fraley.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating.Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville.Memorials may be given to either the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville, Blessing Hospice of Greene County, or to the Jersey County Health Department.
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