HELEN HOWARD STAFFORD MCANELLY, 96, died March 30,
1996 in Dallas at her son's home. Burial was at
Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
She was born Helen Howard Stafford on March 7, 1900
in Houston and grew up in Beaumont. She moved to
Ranger in the early 1920's where her father and
brother owned two drug stores. She attended the
University of Oklahoma and graduated from College
of Industrial Arts (now Texas Women University)
in Denton and taught home economics at Ranger and
Gordon high schools.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church
and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. She
was a lifetime member of United Methodist Women.
She was a member of Columbia Study, the 1920 and
Child Welfare Clubs & Eastland Chapter of Daughters
of the American Revolution, and a life-time member
of Gamma Phi Beta.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley
Marshall McAnelly, a retiree of Lone Star Gas Company
who was born in 1896 and died in Ranger in 1979; a
daughter Helen Stafford "Tina" McAnelly Adkins
(RHS-1947) who died at Houston in 1993.
Survivors include one son, Stanley McAnelly, Jr. (RHS-
1956) of Dallas; one daughter-in-law, Jacquelyn Cooper
McAnelly, of Dallas; one son-in-law, Dr. A. Thomas
Adkins of Houston; five grandchildren, Rev. Stanley
M. McAnelly, III, of Kingsport, TN, Jacquelyn Ann
McAnelly of Dallas, Mary Adkins Barrett of Atlanta,
GA, Dr. John Thomas Adkins of Lexington, KY, & Robert
Stanley Adkins of San Antonio; six great-grandchildren,
Cooper Marshall McAnelly, Edward John Barrett III,
Andrew Thomas Barrett, William Tyler Adkins, Kristen
Elizabeth Adkins, and David Michael Adkins, and many
nieces and nephews.