Beth, I am sorry for the passing of your Mother. I know, (even though she is with Christ and Gerald,) her passing is a difficult thing for you. May the grace of God fill and overfill the void left in your life and heart by the passing of your Mother. May God bless you and the family.
Posted by: Jeryl Bennett - Jefferson City, MO - Friend of the family Mar 23, 2012
Dear Staley Family,
Your lovely obituary kept making me shake my head yes as so much was the Juanita I remember. I so much liked and respected her. I am thinking of you at the time, and I am praising God to know she is with Him..
In His love,
Posted by: Jean Beeler Mar 21, 2012
May God bless your soul with a special place in heaven.
Posted by: Vivek Kumar - Jacksonville, FL - Debbie's Friend and Colleague Mar 20, 2012
I have fond memories of Aunt Juanita growing up in Centerville. I'll always remember her saying "stand up tall, be proud of your height!" I also remember those wonderful home made from scratch white cakes, warm out of the oven! Oh how wonderful it smelled and how wonderful it tasted!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow. She is now walking with God and other loved ones we've lost in the past.
Posted by: Lyn and Jack Pfeifer - West Des Moines, IA - niece Mar 19, 2012
To My Beloved Great-Grandmother,
There are so many memories I have of you and our time together, but my fondest memories are of my visits to see you as a child.
Our entire family would gather from all parts of the world to be with you and Grandpa during holidays and special family reunions. I remember sitting at the dining room table during those times watching you effortlessly make your way through the kitchen, providing the most delicious meals I can ever remember enjoying.
Your home provided endless hours of adventures for all of the Grandkids; Easter egg hunts, hide-and-seek and competitive Billiards tournaments in the basement, just to name a few. It was a place where I was able to build relationships with my distant family and also where I gained a true and clear understanding of what family is all about.
For these and many more memories, I thank you. I can't tell you how grateful I am to have known you and to have been able to be a part of your legacy. Your grace, love and beauty will live on in the memories I'll always cherish.
Posted by: Jessica Hamernik - Naples, FL - Great Granddaughter Mar 19, 2012
Although I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, you live on through your wonderful family. Debbie is an amazing woman, friend, and colleague.- thank you for bringing her into this world to share with all of us.
Posted by: Colleen Kalynych - Jacksonville, FL - Friend of Debra Mar 19, 2012
She raised 4 wonderful Christian children...........a great accomplishment in
anybody's book! I'm confident she's enjoying a great reunion right now. I'm
sure Gerald and Ron were there to greet her with open arms!
Posted by: Sheri Staley - Cedar Rapids, IA - Daughter-in-law Mar 18, 2012
I remember your mother so well when I would see her in the store on the square. She always had a smile and a pleasant word. You will miss her, but may your memories be strong and good.
Posted by: Nancy Bryant Sackett - friend Mar 18, 2012
I have so many happy memories of Grandma. She will always be a part of me. :)
Posted by: Rhondi Ewing - Thousand Oaks, CA - Grandchild Mar 18, 2012
Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your loving memories give you peace.
Posted by: Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson - Centerville, IA Mar 18, 2012