Winnie "Berniece" Standlee

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Winnie "Berniece" (Swofford) Standlee of Berryville, Arkansas passed away January 7, 2022, at the age of 88 at her home with family by her side. Berniece was the oldest of three children born to Denton and Clara (Pace) Swofford. She was born July 4, 1933, at the home of her paternal grandparents, Oscar and Eva (Plumlee) Swofford in Carr Lane, Missouri.

Berniece was united in marriage to Clay D. Standlee on March 2, 1952, and to this union six children were born. She and Clay were married 65 years until his death in 2017.

She worked for 13 years at Ozark Mountain Resort, but her happiest days were spent working alongside her husband on the family farm raising beef cattle. She was a quiet, unassuming woman lending a hand to relatives, neighbors or anyone needing a little extra help. It is because of her love and nurturing that her children are who they are today. She will be deeply missed.

Berniece is survived by five children. Kathy (Buddy Sr.) Compton, Bradleyville, MO; Debbie (Paul) Fravel, Springfield, MO; Kendel Standlee, Lexington, KY; Lisa (Mark Sr.) Grogan, Barnhart, MO; and Jonie Standlee, Berryville, AR.  She is also survived by daughter-in-law Beth Standlee, North Richland Hills, TX; twelve grandchildren, Buddy Jr. and Kevin Compton, Kimberly Davidson, Andrew, Justin, and David Fravel, Leslie, Amanda, and Jordan Standlee, Brittany McCarty, Kelsey Winingar and Mark Grogan, Jr.; three step-grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and three step-great great grandchildren; her sister Lorene Plumlee, Berryville, AR and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Clay; beloved son J.D. Standlee; parents; brother Harlin Swofford Sr; paternal grandparents Oscar and Eva (Plumlee) Swofford and maternal grandparents John and Susie (Carney) Pace.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Boyd Church of God with Brittany Grogan and Elbert Standlee officiating. Interment will follow at Hale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hale Cemetery, c/o Ryan Winkle, 8701 Hwy 27 N, Berryville, AR 72616 or Arkansas Hospice, 804 West Freeman Avenue, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at