Cecil Dwight Stanbrough

Cecil D. Stanbrough, 95, of Greene and formerly of Hawkeye, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.

Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Oelwein on March 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dave Byrd officiating. Interment will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m. at Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites conducted by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner and Arnold-Rogers Post #223, American Legion of Hawkeye. There will be a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be made in his name to the First Baptist Church in Oelwein. 

Cecil Dwight, son of Orla and Bessie (Craig) Stanbrough was born September 16, 1921, in Aredale, Iowa. He received his education in the Harlan Community Schools. Cecil honorably served  in the United States Army under General Patton from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. Following the war, Cecil married Jettie Lee Oliver on July 5, 1946, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He farmed in the West Union and Hawkeye areas until retiring from dairy and crop farming in 1987. Cecil was baptized in 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Elgin. His wife, Jettie passed away February 19, 1999. Cecil later married Irene Reed on October 28, 2000, and moved from the family farm in Hawkeye to Greene, where he was able to stay in his home until he entered the hospital on March 16, 2017. Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sumner for many years where he held deacon and trustee positions. He later became a member of the First Baptist Church in Oelwein, where he was a current member. Cecil enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, playing horseshoes, playing cards, gardening, but most especially enjoyed spending time with neighbors, friends, his children and grandson.

Cecil is survived by his wife, Irene of Greene; three children, Olin D. Stanbrough of San Antonio, Texas, Velma (Steven) Mosher of Sumner and Marlys Frahm of Hudson; one grandson, Brian Mosher of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Pauline Parks of Hampton; one brother, Dean Stanbrough of Apache Junction, Arizona; nine sisters-in-law, Mattie McCarty, Maggie, Sylvia, and Sue Oliver, Lavone Walters and Delores Osborne, and Gert, Carolyne, and Marsha Stanbrough; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Jettie, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Darrell, Warren, Earl, Don and Clarence; and two sisters, Avis Reed and Toddie Poplin. 


Collis Duncan on March 31, 2017 at 5:06 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Cecil. You guys all know that your father and mother were more like my extended parents than just very good friends. I really miss not being able to see all of yall (had to put that southern touch to it ha ha). Please remember all the good times you had with your parents. I miss them both very much they always had something funny to say and liked to play tricks on everyone. Love to all.
Dixie Potratz Lehman on March 30, 2017 at 7:38 PM said:

To Steve and Velma: Both of you lost your father's in the same month. My heart goes out to you. Brian lost both of his Grandfather's who were both such great men of God and good farmers. To Olin and Marlys: Your parents were both such good friends to Marva and John and I am grateful. I can still see them both in their pew in Sumner, IA FBC. May the God of all comfort be with you all.
David Mitchell on March 30, 2017 at 1:56 PM said:

I am very sorry to hear about Uncle Cecil. He was
one of my favorite uncles among a lot of favorite
uncles. I remember so many good memories from so long
ago. Pheasants spread on the back porch in Iowa. Coon
hunting when I was too little to go in 1955. His broad
shoulders. I thought he was a giant! His pictures from
the Germany concentration camps. He was a hero and a
GREAT AMERICAN. I love you guys. David
Aaron & Nancy Loucks on March 30, 2017 at 10:57 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Cecil.
Aaron & Nancy Loucks on March 30, 2017 at 10:57 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Cecil.
Scotty, Carol & Travis Riggan on March 28, 2017 at 11:44 AM said:

Deepest condolence goes out to the family. Cecil,will be so missed by many! I know you are home with the lord! We shared many conversation on this topic. Cards were a must around Cecil to play when people were around. Although you were tough to beat the laughs we had. Irene would normally partner up with Scotty, and Cecil and I played as a partners. I remember if I did not play something right away he would say" common play something" Lol. The trip to Branson Missouri was so memorable. You were a kind man and truly loved your family. Tell all the loved ones up there hi. love you scotty, carol and travis
Michael Mitchell on March 27, 2017 at 8:06 PM said:

I'm so sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. Every memory of Cecil is a good one. He and Jettie showed tremendous hospitality to us and I'm certain to many others as well.
Melody Stanbrough Daniels on March 27, 2017 at 8:04 PM said:

RIP, uncle Cecil.
Christina Rogers Williams on March 27, 2017 at 6:05 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Uncle Cecil's passing. Always my favorite Uncle, a lover of horses, always the best smile, fond memories - Rest In Peace sweet Uncle.
Cindy oliver on March 27, 2017 at 4:32 PM said:

I'm so so sorry about uncle Cecil he was the sweetest uncle I had so very kind and quiet I loved him live all of you guys too I sure wish I could be there
Lori Wynn McDowell on March 26, 2017 at 7:05 PM said:

Sending my love and prayers. So many great memories of Uncle Cecil. May God comfort you all during your loss. I know he is rejoicng with the Lord.

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