Marcia Lynn Stansberry, the strongest woman you will have ever met, left this life to move on and conquer the next on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. 

She was a 62-year-old, retired Ritchie County bus driver, an avid farmer and chicken hoarder.  She was active with functions at the Smithville Community Center.  If you knew her, chances are you loved her.  She was a hard worker and would help anyone anyway she could.

Surviving are her husband, Arnold; daughter, Penny Carder (Dustin); son, Ben Stansberry (Joanna); grandchildren, Zack Stansberry, Ruger and Katelynn Carder; parents, Kendell and “Short” Stanley; and brothers, Mark and Matt Stanley.

A graveside service was held Thursday, March 9, at Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville, WV, with the Rev. Randy Wilson officiating.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Donations are preferred to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.