Ouida Kenney
B: 1921-11-21
D: 2018-10-21
View Details
Kenney, Ouida
Martha Graham
B: 1934-09-02
D: 2018-10-20
View Details
Graham, Martha
Lori Viarengo
B: 1979-02-04
D: 2018-10-20
View Details
Viarengo, Lori
Meredith Mings
B: 1940-07-29
D: 2018-10-18
View Details
Mings, Meredith
Wanda Eileen Jayjohn
B: 1943-07-08
D: 2018-10-18
View Details
Jayjohn, Wanda Eileen
William Connolly
B: 1944-09-03
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Connolly, William
Kathryn Planthaber
B: 1954-01-20
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Planthaber, Kathryn
George Albury
B: 1928-08-06
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Albury, George
John Bishop
B: 1934-06-03
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Bishop, John
LaVern Fredericks
B: 1942-03-14
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Fredericks, LaVern
Ronald Mancini
B: 1939-06-17
D: 2018-10-12
View Details
Mancini, Ronald
Marilyn Auriemma
B: 1929-09-17
D: 2018-10-12
View Details
Auriemma, Marilyn
Edna Hendryx
B: 1941-09-05
D: 2018-10-12
View Details
Hendryx, Edna
William Jarvis
B: 1956-02-15
D: 2018-10-11
View Details
Jarvis, William
Harvey Conn
B: 1932-01-07
D: 2018-10-11
View Details
Conn, Harvey
Martha Kry
B: 1936-04-26
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Kry, Martha
Joan Cail
B: 1935-01-03
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Cail, Joan
Elwyn Ingram
B: 1921-08-21
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Ingram, Elwyn
Charles John Mallue, III
B: 1947-05-04
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Mallue, III, Charles John
Mia Ratliff
B: 1968-05-09
D: 2018-10-08
View Details
Ratliff, Mia
Debora Jacks
B: 1955-10-17
D: 2018-10-07
View Details
Jacks, Debora


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries

This Book of Memories memorial website is designed to be a permanent tribute paying tribute to the life and memory of Mary Staples. It allows family and friends a place to re-visit, interact with each other, share and enhance this tribute for future generations. We are both pleased and proud to provide the Book of Memories to the families of our community.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Mary Staples

Mary  Staples
Mary, 90, passed September 30, 2018. Born in Seventy-Six MO she was the daughter of James Artie Barnes and Alice Barbara Barnes (Schneier).

Growing up during the great depression her family moved often as her father was fortunate to have a job with a construction company working along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. She became adept at making new friends and the art of gardening, cooking and sewing. Mary graduated from college with a BS in Secondary Education and taught for short time before becoming a stewardess for American Airlines. There she met Bill, her husband of 56 years. They resided in Wilton, CT raising a family while Mary pursued more artistic endeavors learning theorem painting and stenciling, decorating and sewing clothes and all her (and her children’s) curtains. She was a member of the local garden club and Kiwi Club (organization of ex-stewardesses).

Mary and Bill moved to the Villages in 1992. She immediately went to work on her garden and several of her neighbors would comment that they knew her best from her backside as she was always bent over planting or weeding. She became president of the local chapter of the Kiwi Club organizing meetings and helping set up the national convention when they came to Florida. She also joined the local dance group and showed off her sewing skills by designing and making many of the costumes they used. But it was her ability to build friendships that truly set her apart. Of the hundreds of people she corresponded with, we would like to publicly acknowledge her friends here that helped her through her final months. Checking on her and visiting regularly as distance challenged our family. Thank you Beth Rieman, Joan Kulukovski, Rosie Wachs and everyone else who supported her.

Mary leaves behind four children: Frederick, Robert Staples (Sandy), William Staples (Linda) and Susanne Johnson (Neil) plus six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church 1351 Paige Place Lady Lake FL. Saturday Oct. 6 at 8:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: Parents and Friends of Lower Fairfield Center. 146 Silvermine Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850

Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL. Online condolences may be left at

To send flowers to the family of Mary Staples, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos