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Stanley Medford Syra

EDMONTON – Stanley Medford Syra, age 96, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024, at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Syra was born on Friday, January 6, 1928, the son of Lewis Henry and Montie Zoie (Young) Syra. He attended Cedar Flat Church, and was an area farmer, farming most all his life.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Lourene (Garrett) Syra, whom he wed on Sunday, August 25, 1946, having some 70+ years together before her death on Wednesday, December 28, 2016; son-in-law, Wendell Shaw; sisters, Lovie (Cecil) Judd, Louise (Rufus) Garmon, Mable Ruth (Norvin) Hurt, Yocca Syra, Etherage Syra, and Frances Josephine Syra; brother-in-law, Leslie Humes; great-grandchild, Dustin.

Mr. Syra is survived by his daughters, Barbara Shaw, Judith (Jimmy) Reece; grandchildren, Julie (Marty) Harper, Amy (Mike) Irwin, Jared (Hannah) Shaw, Andy (Heather) Shaw, James (Lori) Reece, Stanton (Cindy) Reece, Stephen (Tonya) Reece; 21 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Margaret Williams, Jean Coomer, Penny Young; nephews, Gail Hurt, Johnny Humes; along with many other family members and friends.

The funeral service for Mr. Stanley Syra will be conducted on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Butler Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Metcalfe Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 12, 2024, after 4:00 p.m. and again on Saturday after 8:00 a.m. until time for the service at the funeral home. Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Syra.


  1. Janet Smith on January 11, 2024 at 4:28 am

    My deepest condolences to Stanley’s family. Stanley was related to me on my paternal side. I talked with him on occasion and he shared family history and showed me an old house on his property that my great grandfather built.
    Stanley was a good soul. I’ll always remember him with good memories.

  2. Linda Compton King on January 11, 2024 at 5:10 pm

    Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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