Stanley Kanouse


Stanley L. Kanouse, 75, of Edinburgh, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on Monday evening, March 13, 2017, at Franklin Meadows. He was born on April 11, 1941, in St. Paul, Indiana, to Lewis Kanouse and Ethel (Gay) Kanouse. He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1959.

Stanley met his wife, Margaret (Andrews) Kanouse, through a mutual friend. They were married February 24, 1973, and enjoyed 44 years together. Stanley was a proud employee of Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, for 30 years. He retired in 1990. After retirement, he worked part time at the Edinburgh Shell gas station.

In his spare time, Stanley enjoyed fishing, old cars and old music from the ’50s and ’60s. He had a special love for all animals.

Stanley was a longtime member of Mount Auburn Christian Church where he served as a deacon.

Left behind to cherish many memories are his wife, sons, Richard (Diane) Kanouse of Connersville, Shawn Shafer of Hope and Vaughn (Lori) Shafer of El Jebel, Colorado; daughters, Tammy (David) Roberts of Connersville, Dawn (Gavin) AmRhein of Flat Rock and Devona (Jerry Wright) Tedrow of Edinburgh; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Eddie (Debbie) Kanouse, Susie (Charlie) Wilkerson, Sherry Goodrich and Andrea Arterburn.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents.

The family is deeply grateful to the staff at Franklin Meadows Nursing in Franklin for the wonderful care they gave Stanley.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Norman Funeral Home, 604 Main St., in Hope, Indiana, with Brian Scott officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Paul Hill Cemetery in St. Paul.

Memorial contributions can be given to BrightFocus Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 221512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871, or at

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