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Loretta Jean Spencer (Stanley)

December 22, 1943 — March 28, 2023

San Diego

Loretta Jean Spencer (Stanley)

Born Loretta Jean Thompson in Columbus, Ohio on December 22, 1943, went to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on March 28, 2023 in San Diego, California, at the age of 79.  Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E Stanley, in 1965. Sister Barbara Chapman, Twin Grandchildren Jillene & Jakob Niles-Dencer, Brother In Law Gary Lower, Neice Stephanie Lower, & Nephews, William West & Bryan Lower.

She is survived by her Sister Patricia Lower. Children, Shari Stanley (Trent), Michael Stanley (Melinda), Regina Mason (Art), Richard Dencer (Joy), Son/Grandson Aaron Cornett. She was loved and adored by her 15 Grandchildren & 16 Great Grandchildren. And very dear close friend Sally (Martin, David, Steven).

We could write about all of your schooling, work places, and accomplishments, but to be honest, Family was her biggest accomplishment of all.  You were a single mother at age 22 and never, not once, were you not there for us. Shortly before you passed, you told us all you would always be with us.  We found this audio of your voice on a voicemail after you passed and we truly know if was there for a reason, it says "Hi Honey, I'm Here!" She will always be with us, and is missed more than words can express.  We love you Momma, you were our Rock, our confidant, and more importantly the most selfless loving Mother!


Memorial Services for Loretta


Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00am

Union Cemetery, Chapel B

3349 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, OH 43202

Internment to Follow in Section 4, Lot 61

Placed with her husband Ralph E Stanley

Sissy ~ We were more than Sisters, we were Best Friends.  Always supporting each other & Loving Unconditionally.

I love you



My Mother's Love

My Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.



If roses grow in Heaven

Lord, please pick a bunch for me

Place them in my Mother's arms

And tell her they're from me

Tell her I love her and miss her

and when she turns to smile

place a kiss upon her cheek

and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy

I do it everyday,

but there's an ache within my heart

that will never go away.



Hi Loretta....Hi Ricardo

My Mother would never hang up the phone first!

Love you Momma



Mom ~ There are no words to express how much you mean to me, You were priceless! I love you




Momma, you showed me how to be a ROCK in my life, you were mine.  I love you for it and will carry it with me forever

Love you















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