Tharsilla Christine Stanton

Tharsilla Christine StantonAge 68, passed away September 23, 2021.  She was born September 14, 1953, in Ionia, Michigan.  Tharsilla graduated from Portland High School, and worked for the State of Michigan, Department of Social Services.  Tharsilla enjoyed decorating cakes, sewing, embroidery, quilting, wintering in Florida and doing charity work for the hospital in Florida.

Surviving are:  her husband, Gary Stanton; son, David (Amber) Stanton; daughter, Christine (Greg) Gooden; grandchildren, Lillian, Kaitlin, David, William, Brooklyn and Haiden; sisters, Deborah (Carl) Collin, Diana (Jerry Jr.) Vincent, and Janice (Don) Ransom.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Jean McQuarrie; and by siblings, Dorothy Paudrea and Kenneth VanDamme.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until service time.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Tharsilla Stanton.

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Marla Augustine
September 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Tharsilla you were always the light in our lives. You’ll never be forgotten. We have had so many adventures and so many fun times in the 11 years you were in our lives. Many people come into our lives but very few are such a gem as you. We love you and miss you forever. May your family rest in all the light you brought to others. Love to Gary and the children and family and May God Bless them always. Ron and Marla Augustine

Amanda Puente
September 26, 2021 at 4:12 pm

Tharsilla I am so glad to have met and known you. You were such an incredibly talented, funny, sweet and caring women. May your memory live on forever in everyone who met and loved you. Sending prayers to Gary and your family.

Amanda Puente and Family

Jourdan Downs
September 26, 2021 at 4:27 pm

Aunt Thar you brought so much joy and laughter to us all. The warmth you radiated was contagious and endearing. I will always remember you and will forever cherish you in my heart. May you rest in heavenly peace.

Love you so very much


Betsy Reynolds
September 26, 2021 at 4:53 pm

I could not have said it better… I will always remember her one-of-a-kind laugh and always being so kind and happy. I send prayers and hugs to Uncle Gary, Christine, and David.

Marty Goldfarb
September 26, 2021 at 5:45 pm

Thar was a co-worker of mine at DDS in Lansing. She was a wonderful caring person, plus a hard worker. After retiring and being away from Michigan since 1996, I never forgot Thar and
her kindness. Sending condolences to Gary and family.

Dawn and Rick Yager
September 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

Though we barely met, we knew what a special person you were. Love to all of your family and friends. May they hold wonderful memories of time spent together.

Ray and Kim Ford
September 26, 2021 at 8:41 pm

We always enjoyed the time we spent with Thar and Gary. Whether it was a fun trip to Disney World or just meeting at a little restaurant somewhere in FL, we always had a lot of laughs and good conversation. Thar will be deeply missed. Our deepest sympathies to Gary and family.

Dennis Powelson
September 26, 2021 at 10:48 pm

Gary I’m very sorry to hear about your wife. Prayers for you and your family.

Deb DeRocher
September 26, 2021 at 11:43 pm

We are so sorry that we can’t attend the services as we are in Tennessee. She was such a beautiful lady that showed a lot of us how to make things. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Gary, again we are so sorry for your loss. Love ya Deb and Ron DeRocher.

Haiden Baldwin
September 27, 2021 at 1:07 am

My Nana was a light in my life, a beacon of hope, a teacher and mentor, and most of all my dearest friend. Tharsilla taught me how to be the person I am today, and now, in respect of her and her wishes, I will continue to be as kind and hard-working as she always has. Even if the positivity that she eminated was sometimes thankless, she truly always remained positive and saw the light in every bad situation. She is watching over me, and instead of being depressed and sad about this loss, I know she would want me to be strong and smile. Instead of mourning, I will celebrate that she was on this earth to teach me the skills that I needed in the 18 years I had with her. I love Tharsilla and the rest of my family, and will continue to watch over them and keep them safe for her until the day that I am put to rest. I love you all, and we WILL get through this together.

Jean powell
September 27, 2021 at 3:15 pm

So sorry for your loss Gary and family. I always enjoyed her beautiful smile. She was such a talented lady. She will be missed.

Judy Kirkland
September 28, 2021 at 8:12 pm

Tharsilla was one of the most strongest, beautiful, fabulous, amazing, loving, kind, sweet ladies that I have ever know
Her LAUGH and Smile brought joy to everybody’s life that knew her. That twinkle in her eyes always made you feel so love.
I have known Thar for 50 years. My sister(Linda) and Thar were Best Friends and She was just like family to the Myers Family.
Our love and prayers are with you Gary and your family. We are sadden by Thar passing..We love you Thar and Rest In Peace.
With all love to everyone.
The Myers, Ferrara, Kirkland Families

Kari Naghtin
September 28, 2021 at 9:59 pm

Sorry for your loss, Gary, David, and Christine!! Keeping you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers!! Thar was a wonderful person who I know will be missed!

October 2, 2021 at 11:15 am

You will be greatly missed. You lit a room with such joy and laughter we have shared so many special memories together. May the light of God shine over the family with peace. Always and forever 143


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