staolesCENTRAL CITY, KY., Hilda Dee (Steele) Staples, 75, of Central City passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born on January 22, 1945 the daughter of Rev. John E. Steele and Edna Campfield Steele. She was a member of Belton Pentecostal Church. She graduated from Hughes-Kirk High School in 1963 and she was a private care sitter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 51 years Jimmy C. Staples and her son-in-law Morris A. Tingley.

She is survived by 1 son James C. (Beth) Staples of Owensboro, 3 daughters Janet (Morris Allen (deceased) Tingley of Graham, Joyce (Darrick) Piper of Beechmont, Jeanie (Ersley) Amos of Jetson, 9 grandchildren Jennifer (Grant) Perry, Josalyn (Van)Turgeon, Jordan Reed, Jacob Bishop, Jimma Amos (Deceased), Eric (Cori)Tingley, Allen Tingley, Mikalah (Joey) Suttle, Zach Piper, Kiah Piper, 8 great grandchildren Jaylee and Jaxton Turgeon, Liam Perry, Maggie Jo and J.P. Suttle, Kylee, Makenzie, and Keagan Plemens, 1 brother Floyd Steele, 3 sisters Stella Knight, Emma Garrett, and Wanda Long Runyan.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 12noon at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY. Bro. Mike Foster, Sr., Bro. Scottie Brooks, and Bro. Eddie Anderson, Jr. will be in charge of the services. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Huntsville, KY. In compliance with health and public safety directives, the number of those attending will be within current directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville beginning at 10AM until time of service and will observe all safety directives.

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