Lela Faye (Brown) Staples

Born: Sun., Feb. 2, 1958
Died: Tue., Jun. 13, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

Funeral Service

8:00 PM Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

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Lela Faye Staples, 59, of North Vernon passed away at 3:57 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.


 Born February 2, 1958 in Columbus, Mrs. Staples was the daughter of Walter and Hazel Coy Brown. She married Robert “Bob” Staples on December 28, 2002 in Nashville; he survives.


Mrs. Staples worked for Madison State Hospital in Madison and the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in North Vernon for over 30 years until retiring in 2014. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, yardwork, animals especially dogs and cats, watching birds, painting; she especially enjoyed spending time family and friends.


She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Staples of North Vernon; several brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; several brothers and sisters.


A funeral service for Mrs. Staples will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with Barb and Bob Shepard officiating. Family and Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until time of service.


Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Mercy Rescue and Adoption Inc.

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Barbara Green Green
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Lela Faye, even though you were not my daughter, I have always loved you as though you were because you are my adopted daughter's sister and I loved her to the point that the bond between her and her siblings can never be broken or torn apart. Give my Lynna Sue a hug from me and tell her that I love her with every breath I take, and then you and your sweet sisters go and fly high on that mountain, until our family circle is no longer broken. Rest in peace, You'll never be forgotten.

Cliff Barrar
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Lela & Bob, both such nice people, so sad to hear this news.

Lyle and Stormey Booth
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
So many wonderful memories of working with Bob and Lela while at Madison State Hospital .... it is hard to imagine a world without Lela's smile, her laughter, her joy of life and love of Bob. Prayers for all her family and friends as they go through this difficult time ..............

Steve Rowkett
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
Bob, my deepest condolences .

Shirley LeGrand
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Lela passing. She was a kind individual that I enjoyed working with. Prayers for Bob.

Jerry Sanford
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
Sorry for your loss Blue, I am thinking and praying for you, buddy. She's up there in heaven with my dad. You will see her again one day.

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