The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 5, 2012

Twilla M. Standlee


Twilla M. Standlee, age 72, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Twilla was born on Aug. 3, 1940, in Heplar, Kan., the daughter of  the late Col. Walter and Helen (Johnson) Humble.

She married Dan Standlee on June 29, 1963, in Pittsburg, Kan. She owned and operated Twilla's Salon of Beauty in Pittsburg. After moving to Joplin in 1968, she opened Hillside Beauty Nook. Her joys in life were spending time with her family and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of  49 years, Dan Standlee, Carl Junction; one son, David Standlee, Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Debbie Haralson and husband, Jay, Carl Junction; one brother, Walter Bud Humble and wife, Connie, Girard, Kan.; four sisters, Norma Husarik, Chicago Heights, Ill., Betty Kalusha and husband,a Don, Frontenac, Kan., Shirley Palmer, Leawood, Kan., and Saundra Schooley, Pittsburg, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Betty Wilkins, Frontenac;  six grandchildren, Zachary, Jordan and Dylan Haralson, and Brett, Jackson and Teagon Standlee; and nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Mein.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at College Heights Christian Church. Jay St. Clair, Minister will officiate. Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at College Heights.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Freeman Cancer Institute for the snack fund in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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