Age 93, Luray, Va.
Joan Killius Stanley, 93, of Luray, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2023, at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal.
She was born on April 14, 1930, in Coal Center, PA, and was a daughter of the late John Raymond Killius and Grace Dibb Killius. Her father was a coal miner and an ore bucket operator. Her mother was a nurse and volunteered her nursing skills during World War I in London, England.
Joan earned her high school diploma and completed secretarial school in Pittsburgh, PA. She retired from the Office of the Secretary of Defense in October 1976, after 26 years of service at the Pentagon.
Over the course of her career, Joan received many distinguished service awards and acknowledgements of exemplary service.
Her husband, Wayne Madison Stanley, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, David W. Stanley and wife Jane G. Stanley of Arlington; a grandson, Ian M. Stanley and wife Kate Stanley of Blacksburg; and a great-granddaughter, Quinn Stanley of Blacksburg.
Services are planned for a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.