Date of BirthMay 18, 1923

Mary Staley Obituary

Date of BirthMay 18, 1923

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Date of PassingMarch 09, 2017

Mary Staley Obituary

from Bridgeport, Michigan, United States

Date of BirthMay 18, 1923

Mary Staley Obituary

Date of BirthMay 18, 1923

556 Views

Date of PassingMarch 09, 2017

Mary Staley Obituary

from Bridgeport, Michigan, United States


Mary M. StaleySt. Johns, MIMary Margaret Staley, age 93 died on March 9, 2017 in St. Johns, MI. Mary Margaret was born on May 18, 1923 in Bridgeport, Illinois  the daughter of Ivan and Emma (Gilliatt) Cooper and she attended and graduated from Bridgeport Illinois High School in May, 1940. Mary worked at a telephone company for a year and then came to Lansing, Michigan in 1942.  She worked at a war plant during World War II as a secretary and was a volunteer at the USO in Lansing during that time.  After the war she worked at the Michigan Department of Agriculture for 14 years. Mary was married to Russell Cole in Lansing and they had a son Jon Michael.  She later married Robert Staley in Lansing on August 8, 1959.  He preceded her in death in May, 1980.  After marrying Robert they moved to Elsie with her son.  She and her husband bowled in bowling leagues for many years.  After his death she worked at PACE, Inc in Owosso , MI for 14 years.  On July 4, 2004 she was baptized at Duplain Church of Christ, St. Johns, MI by minister Dan Cameron becoming a member at that time.Mary is survived by her only son, Jon Michael Cole of Ovid, MI.  Granddaughter, Jessica (Alex) Bedoway of Howell and Shannon (Abdiel) Rocha of Mexico.  Grandson Joshua (Kirsten) Cole of Elsie and their mother, Susan Cole of St. Johns, MI,Eight great granddaughters, Vivian and Evalyn Cole, Kailin and Taylor Bedoway and Shan, Annabel, Alexa and Eva Rocha. Two great grandsons, Justin Cole and Cole Bedoway, also several nieces, nephews and cousins in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.  She was predeceased by her husband, parents, two brothers, two sisters, brother-in-laws, sister-in-law, father-in-law and mother-in-law.  She loved her family and friends.  She also loved animals, especially cats.Funeral services will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Chuck Emmert officiating.  Burial will follow at Payne Cemetery, Middleton, MI.  The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2-8 P.M. and Monday from noon until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to Missions at Duplain Church of Christ, St. Johns or Hospice Great Lakes Caring, East Lansing.

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