Margaret Dorothy Collings Stanley

November 16, 1918September 7, 2018

Margaret D. Collings Stanley, 99, passed away on September 7, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.

A Visitation will be held at 12:30pm Saturday, September 15 at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Chapel, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri with the Funeral Service following at 1:00pm. A committal service will occur Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:45pm at Mount Moriah Cemetery South, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the charity of your choice in her memory.

Margaret was born on November 16, 1918 in Corsicana, Texas to Samuel Gill and Hannah (Timmins) Gill.

She served in World War II as a founding member of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC). She met her first husband, Ova Collings, when they were both stationed at the same base. They were married on September 21, 1946 and eventually settled in south Kansas City with their son, Terry. After Ova’s passing in 1964, Margaret was employed at Western Auto. She married Jack Stanley in 1976 and they moved to Grandview, Missouri. He died in 1993.

Margaret was a confident, independent woman. She took pride in her home and family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Hickman Mills Christian Church.

Margaret is survived by her son, her granddaughter Shelly, her great-grandson A.J. and many devoted nieces and nephews and their families. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stanley family.


  • Samuel Gill (deceased), Father
  • Hannah (Timmins) Gill (deceased), Mother
  • Ova Collings (passed in 1964), Husband
  • Jack Stanley (passed in 1993), Husband
  • Terry W. Collings, Son
  • Shelly ., Granddaughter
  • A.J. ., Great-grandson
  • Margaret also leaves behind many devoted nieces, nephews and their families to cherish her memory...

  • Please make memorial contributions in Margaret's name to a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 15, 2018

Margaret Dorothy Collings Stanley

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Ann Thurston

September 15, 2018

I will hold memories of after meal coffee with her. I was blessed to care for her for a time and I thank you.

Joanna Hayslett

September 11, 2018

It was my pleasure to become acquainted with Margaret Stanley several years ago when I visited members who no longer were able to make it to Hickman Mills Community Christian Church services , to visit and serve communion. Another member of HMCCC, Charlie Jessup, had been coming to see Margaret for several years and introduced us. Immediately, I took a real liking to Margaret and came to visit her too monthly. After knowing Margaret for about 1 1/2 years, I saw a picture displayed in her living room of family and asked her to tell me about them. To my surprise, a dear friend of mine from elementary thru high school named Don Cable was her nephew! She would tell me how much she loved Don, his wife, Karen, and their families and so appreciated their love and support. Margaret said she especially looked forward to "Family Fun Nights!"
I am sorry that once Margaret moved to Blue Springs, I visited a few times but did not see Margaret often after that. Every now then we visited on the phone. Margaret, I adored you and so enjoyed our visits. I could always open my heart to you and am thankful for our time that we shared our lives, God's love and communion together. Know you are reunited with loved ones and held closely in God's eternal love, You will be missed!
Joanna Hayslett