- Elva L. Stanley, 87, wife of Robert Stanley Sr., passed away August 24, 2016, at an Orono health care facility. She was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Howland, the daughter of George Dewey and Maude Alice (O'Rielly) Dyer.
Elva was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved to cook and she loved to fish. She taught Sunday School at the Howland Methodist Church for many years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son Robert Stanley Jr. and his wife, Linda; grandchildren, Heidi and her husband, Ron Plourde, Brian, Kevin, Amanda Lynn and Nicole Stanley; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Richard Stanley; and several siblings.
A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Howland Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at .