Betty Wanda Staples of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, February 1, 1932 at St. Louis, Missouri to Walter W. Sr. and Jesse Laura (nee Stallings) Lee and passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the age of 88 years.
Betty married Lindell Staples on Sunday, October 31, 1948 at Berryman, Missouri.
Betty found Jesus as her Savior and was baptized in 1967 at the Cuba Church of God.
Betty spent her life taking care of her family and her home. Betty was an excellent housekeeper, great cook and everyone loved her pan-fried chicken.
She spent hours working in her flower gardens and reading. She always watched the Price of Right and you did not bother her at 6:30 each evening because Wheel of Fortune was on. Betty was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball. What
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Laura Lee; husband, Lindell Staples; one grandson, Joshua W. Staples; brother, Dennis Lee; sister, June and husband Melvin Garrison; brothers-in-law, Don Yoakum, Alan Bruton and James Wm. Staples; and sisters-in-law, Iva Jean Staples and Mary Lou Harmon.
She is survived by her children, Janet and husband Roger Taber, Lenny Staples and Kenneth and wife Anna “Mert” Staples, all of Cuba, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Shane and wife Tracy Staples of Cuba, Missouri, Shari and husband Chris Alligood of Houston, Texas, Jodi Cook of Park Hills, Missouri, Bart and wife Michelle Staples of Washington, Missouri, Gabriel and wife Michelle Taber of Potosi, Vanessa Taber of Nashville, Tennessee and Tyler and husband Luke Rekie of Jefferson City, Missouri; 14 great grandchildren, Kayla, Josh, Seth, Adam, Dylan, Alyson, Justin, Kiyah, Aden, Ava, Naomi, Eli, Tallulah and Kia; one great great grandchild, Natana; brothers, Walt and wife Joyce Lee and Jim and wife Joyce Lee of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Norma Yoakum of Washington, Missouri and Marian Bruton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Judy Staples of Farmington, Missouri; brother-in-law, Ervin Harmon of Huzzah, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Private family visitation and funeral service was held Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Roger Taber officiating. Special recorded music was “How Great Thou Art,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Serenaded by Angels.”
Interment and prayers followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Shane Staples, Bart Staples, Gabriel Taber and Adam Staples.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
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