October 22, 2021

Larry Standley


Larry LaVerne Standley, 82, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Greenfield. Larry was born Feb. 4, 1939, in Union County, the son of Harley and Lizzie (Marckmann).

Larry lived most of his life in Adair County. He attended country school at Grove Center No. 5 and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1957.

After graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves, two months at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and four months at Fort Ord, California. He attended meetings at Creston and a week at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, for a total of six years in the Army Reserves, 1957 to 1965.

Larry was married to Joy Brockman, May 27, 1959, in Orient. To this union five children were born: Ted and Terry (Oct. 7, 1959), Patti (March 19, 1961), Monte (May 31, 1964) and Randy (May 20, 1966). They lived in Greenfield, Des Moines and back to Greenfield, where he had the Texaco station for five years, later moving to Earlham and working back in Des Moines, trucking again.

When Joy’s parents retired, he purchased the farm and still worked in Des Moines trucking until his retirement, putting in 34 years of trucking and farming. He loved horses, watching football games, westerns, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald and Gary Standley; granddaughter, Kristine Tiernan; twin grandsons, Ryan and Lance Standley; and in-laws, Paul and Amelia Brockman.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joy Standley of Greenfield; five children: Ted and Brenda Standley of Greenfield, Terry Standley of Stinnett, Texas, Patti and David Wieronski of Valley View, Texas, Monte and Cathy Standley of Greenfield and Randy Standley of Greenfield; ten grandchildren: Jamie and Joe Beekmann, Denise Tiernan, Tyler and McKinzie Standley, Jonna and Patrick Pilapil, Nick and Megan Standley, Brit and Walter Petitt, Jacob Standley, Austin Standley, Alex Standley and Abbie and Cody Kirchoff; 18 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield, with burial in Greenfield Cemetery, with full military graveside rites conducted by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357. Pastor Steven Broers will officiate.

Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.steenfunerals.com.

The family will greet friends on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Memorials may be directed to Larry Standley Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.