|Ida C. Standley|
|March 19, 1923 - April 22, 2012|
|of Lake Forest, IL|
5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday April 27, 2012
at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 E. Vine Avenue, Lake Forest, IL 60045
|Ida Clayton Standley, age 89, passed away at her home in Lake Forest on April 22, 2012. Ida was the greatly beloved wife of 66 years of Wendell E. Standley, loved and loving mother of her son Robert and daughter-in-law Patricia and adored and adoring grandmother of her granddaughter Kristin.
Ida was born in Lynchburg, Virginia to Frederick and Emma Thomas in 1923. She was preceded in death by her brothers Frederick Thomas and John Thomas and sisters Elsie Horney and Jessie Lokrantz. She is survived by her sisters Betty Woodward and Mollie Thomas.
Ida was a resident of Lake Forest for 57 years. She began volunteering at Lake Forest Hospital in 1956, ultimately becoming the Director of Volunteer Services there for 15 years until her retirement in 1987. During this time she served in multiple offices of both the Chicago and Illinois Societies of Directors of Volunteer Services. She was active in numerous other organizations as well, including the Lake Forest Women’s Club, the Lake Forest College Women’s Board, the AAUW, the Renaissance Club of the Art Institute and the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society. She received several awards in recognition of her community service over the years, including being honored as Grand Marshal of the Lake Forest Day parade in 1990. Her giving spirit, leavened with a sparkling wit and creativity, will be missed. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the charity of your choice. |