Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

HELEN HOWARD STAFFORD MCANELLY, 96, died March 30, 1996 in Dallas at her son's home, with burial 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.