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Rochetta A. "Chettie" Stanley Howard
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1851
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1942
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Chettie Stanley Howard was the daughter of Joseph and Jane (Fuller) Stanley, both natives of Shaftsbury. The father followed farming very successfully all of his life and died at Shaftsbury, while the mother spent her closing years at Rossville, with her daughter.

Rossville Reporter, April 23, 1942, page 8:
Chettie A. Howard
Chettie A. Stanley was born August 14, 1851, in South Shaftsbury, Vermont. Her parents were Joseph and Jane Fuller Stanley. She had a brother, Lansing, who died when a small child. She spent her childhood in Vermont.On October 1, 1869, she was married to D.W. Howard, of Shaftsbury, Vermont. Hearing of good opportunities in the West, Mr. Howard made several trips to Kansas to see for himself. In 1872 they decided to move to Kansas. They arrived in Rossville April 14, and went immediately to the site of the home where Mrs. Howard continued to live her lifetime.Mrs. Howard's cousins, the Martin Smith family, of which Cassius Smith is the only surviving member in the community, also came with them and settled on the farm adjoining them.Mrs. Howard was a member of the Baptist Church of Rossville, but transferred her membership to the Methodist Church when the services were discontinued in the Baptist Church. She was active in church organizations and the Literary Society. She also was a member of Amaryllis Chapter of Eastern Star, serving as Chaplain of that organization for many years. She also was a member of the Topeka Chapter of D.A.R."Aunt Chettie" as she was known to relatives and friends alike, was a very kind and thoughtful person, endearing herself to all who knew her in her quiet unassuming way. Many nieces and nephews made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Howard. The following lived with them a number of years: Olive Howard, Howard Moseley, Jed, Otis and Rufus Hoard; Mary Stiles, Lula Moseley Pendleton, David Stiles, John Cahill, Fern and Warren Pendleton. She has one cousin living, Frank Fuller of North Bennington, Vermont. She leaves many nieces and nephews of Mr. Howard's family.Aunt Chettie passed away April 16 following a sudden illness.Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, April 19, at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wright Horton, of Frankfort, Kansas officiating. He was assisted by Rev. C.P. Broadfoot.Music was furnished by a mixed quartette including Mrs. N.G. Moody, Mrs. C.P. Broadfoot, Mr. Moody and Kenneth Broadfoot, with Mrs. Irene Campbell, accompanist.Pallbearers were Messrs. Frank Page, C.E. Van Vleck, Guy Startup, C.E. Gresser, Morris Bond and Elmer Stewart.Burial was in the family lot in Rossville Cemetery.(followed by a list of 34 relatives left to mourn; followed by another list of 29 couples and singles who attended the services from out of town.)

A Special Thanks to Find a Grave Contributor Cheryl White (#47328595) for providing above obituary. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Stanley (1818 - 1859)
  Jane Fuller Stanley Walkley (1820 - 1890)
  David Millington Howard (1841 - 1913)
  Daughter Stanley (1841 - 1841)*
  Luther Josiah Stanley (1844 - 1847)*
  Luther Josiah Stanley (1844 - 1847)**
  Daughter Stanley (1847 - 1847)*
  Orrin D Stanley (1849 - 1850)**
  Orin Darius Stanley (1849 - 1849)*
  Rochetta A. Stanley Howard (1851 - 1942)
  Lansing J Stanley (1856 - 1866)**
  Lansing J. Stanley (1856 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Rossville Cemetery
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Howard
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: May 02, 2009
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Rochetta A. Chettie <i>Stanley</i> Howard
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Rochetta A. Chettie <i>Stanley</i> Howard
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Rochetta A. Chettie <i>Stanley</i> Howard
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