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“Cleone and I were good friends as we taught together at Challand Junior High, she in Science and I in Language Arts. She was intelligent, ambitious,...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Joan Harms - Sterling, IL

“Blessings to your family. You were the best science teacher anyone could of ever had. Thank you for all you taught us today it is coming in very...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Susan Mueller - IL

“I was a student of Mrs. Stanley at Challenge Jr High. She was a good teacher. I would often see her at Brother's Inn Restaurant in Lanark. She would...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Laura Snider - IL - Student

“Dear Jo Lynne, I send my condolences on your mom's passing. I appreciated working with your mom both at Challand and at her home in Milledgeville....Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dave Wigginton - Sterling,, IL


MILLEDGEVILLE- Cleone E. Stanely, 86, of Milledgeville died on Thursday, March, 12, 2020 at Resthave Home in Morrison. Cleone was born in Iowa on February 11, 1934, the daughter of Eli and Wauneta (Johnson) Meng. She married George Stanley in October 1955. He predeceased her in 1993. Cleone was a teacher for many years, and finished her career at Challand Middle School. She was very proud of her Danish heritage, and was also a well-known antiques dealer in Northern Illinois. Cleone owned and operated Maxwell House Antiques in Milledgeville.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Lynne Herrick of Milledgeville; two grandchildren, Rachel (Brennan) Walker of Colfax, LA, and Candace (Keith Williamson) Herrick of Milledgeville; four great-grandchildren, Anna, Liam, and Evie Walker, and Lillian Williamson; and two nieces, Diane Ackerman and Carol Nicholas; special cousin, Joyce Dixon.

Cleone was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; two sisters, LuVone Meng and Erma McCormick; and one brother, Glen Meng.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven, IA at a later date.