She was born June 17, 1933 in Kennett, to Albert T. Stanley and Mary Georgia Willett Stanley.
Mary Helen was married to Billy Chatham on September 2, 1949 in Piggot, Ark. During their 63 years together, they raised three children, while living in Kennett, and Bellaire, Texas. They later moved to Conroe, Texas, before settling in their home in Pearland for the last 24 years.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and one brother, Albert Eugene Stanley (Jigs).
Mary Helen is survived by her husband, Bill; one daughter, Sherry Buys of Pearland; two sons, David Chatham of Pearland and Mark Chatham and wife Rhonda, also of Pearland. She has one grandson, Brandon Buys and wife Donna, of Paragould, Ark., and four granddaughters, Tara Ohmann and husband Marty, of LeHigh, Fla., Brittney Chatham and husband Dustin of Spring, Texas, Sara Chatham of Pearland, and Morgan Chatham, also of Pearland. She has Five great-grandchildren, Chris and Haley Buys, Nicholas Stevens, and Martin and Chance Ohmann. Mary is also survived by her sister, Vivian Morrison and husband Dale of Springfield, Mo., and brother Gary Paul Stanley and wife Sue of Chesapeake, Va.
The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2012, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 12, 2012, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett, with Rev. Ed Jansen officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers will be Mark Chatham, Brandon Buys, Chris Buys, Chad Stanley, Dustin Dexter, and Jordan Bunch. Honorary Pallbearers are Mike Stanley, and Ricky Morrison.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservices.com.