Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Frances “Rochelle” Stanbridge

Frances “Rochelle” Clinging Stanbridge, age 67, of 1385 N. 1003rd Ln., Quincy died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 6:57 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Rochelle was born September 28, 1945 in Quincy, IL, the daughter of George and Velna “Toby” Parris Ballard. She married Dale Clinging in 1960 in Palmyra, MO. She married Robert Stanbridge on October 24, 2009 in Plainville, IL. He survives.

She was a graduate of Quincy High School and attended John Wood Community College. She was employed for 20 years by Scott Nozawa Photography, and then for 10 years with Blessing Hospital until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, going to the casino and her grandchildren and all their activities. She loved her precious pet dog, Tobi.

Survivors in addition to her husband, Robert include two sons, Jeff (Beth) Clinging of Mount Sterling, IL and Chad (Stephanie) Clinging of Fowler, IL; three grandchildren, Shelby Clinging of Fowler, IL and Lindsey and Collin Clinging of Mt. Sterling, IL; three step children, 10 step grandchildren: two brothers, Daryl (Sally) Ballard and Bill (Georgann) Ballard of Quincy; a sister, Geri (Bill) Hale of St. Louis, MO, and a special friend, Mary Ward.

Rochelle was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Cassaundra “Cassie” and Chandler Clinging; her father, George Ballard and her mother, Velna “Toby” Williams and her step dad, Earl Williams.

Services: 10:00 am Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Burial: Burton Cemetery, Burton, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: Quincy Humane Society or the Blessing Hospital Home Care


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.



  1. Chad, Stephanie, Shelby and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! We love you! Kay, Russ, Reed and Mason

  2. jeff, beth, and family. Sorry for your loss. keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in this time of need.

  3. Jeff and Chad, I know that nothing anyone says right now is going to take away the pain you two are feeling right now. Our prayers are with you. She always had a special place in my heart. I will always remember the good times with your mom.

  4. To Beth and Jeff. Love you both so much and so sorry of your loss. Will say prays and think of you a lot . So So Sorry

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