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Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 8:01 pm

Patricia Ann "Trisha" Mayer Stansbarger, 60, left this world to be with her Savior on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at home, in the care of hospice and surrounded by her loving family.

In honoring Trisha's wishes, there will be no funeral service.

Trisha was born Dec. 20, 1951, in Enid, Okla., to Annabelle (Ann) Mae Vinson Mayer and John Patrick Mayer.

She attended school in Enid until her mother moved the family to Arkansas City in 1958. She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1970.

In 1976, Trisha and her daughters, Shannon and Traci moved to Seattle, Wash., where they resided until 1991, when she moved back to Arkansas City and re-established her old friendships with her friends from high school, "The Bibs."

Trisha enjoyed her years with her friends.

Her daughters gave her two beloved grandsons, who gave her much joy.

In 1997, she reconnected with Ronnie Stansbarger, who had been a lifelong friend of the family. They married June 4, 1997.

Her life with Ronnie was filled with many happy times.

Between her beloved daughters, her grandsons and the love of her life, Ronnie, she had the happiest years she'd ever experienced.

They attended Mount Zion Church at that time.

In 2003, Trisha and Ronnie retired and moved to Branson, Mo.

While they lived in Branson, they met and made many lifelong friends.

They enjoyed their time golfing, fishing and enjoying their retirement.

They were charter members of Friendly Baptist Church while there.

After several years in Branson, they moved back to Ark City to be near family in 2011.

Since they moved back, Ronnie and Trisha cherished the moments they spent with their family and friends.

Trisha enjoyed watching her grandsons, Spencer and Daniel, grow up and spending time with her loved ones.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Stansbarger, of the home; brothers, Gene Richards, and wife, Nancy, of Surprise, Ariz., and Tony Mayer, of Roseburg, Ore.; sister, Sue Turney, and husband, Glen, of Ark City; daughters, Shannon Grose, and husband, Donnie, of Ark City, and Traci Holzem, of Port Orchard, Wash.; grandsons, Spencer Hartman and Daniel Soproni, both of Ark City; a special aunt and uncle, Bob and Joan Martin, of Olathe; and many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Adah Vinson; and parents, Ann Mayer and Pat Mayer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Hospice Care of Kansas and Safe Homes, Inc.

Both organizations were close to Trisha's heart. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home and Crematory, Arkansas City.

Online condolences may be made at

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