Betty I. (Elder) Staley
Betty I. (Elder) Staley, 88, of Springfield, died Friday, January 1, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born June 10, 1927, in Springfield. The daughter of Elmer and Mabel I. (Jeisy) Elder. She married Gene F. Staley in 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2001.
Mrs. Staley was employed at Cummings Lumber, Inc., Sears, and Peases. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Chatham, and was a resident of the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Springfield. Her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren. She was an avid Cubs fan.
Survivors include three sons: Michael G. (wife, Cheryl), Robert D. (wife, Jennifer), Gary A. (wife, Dawn) Staley, all of Chatham; one daughter: Linda S. (husband, Daniel) Spann of Sherman; eight grandsons, Ryan, Todd, Kelly, Greg and Carter Staley and Jacob, Tim and Nathan Spann; three granddaughters: Shannon (Staley) Robinson, Erin Staley and Shelley Baker; six great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Jones; one aunt, Norma Pokora.
Visitation: 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Nicole Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Cemetery.