November 25, 1928 - November 29, 2019
Cleta Mae Stapleton, age 91, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully at 6:42 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, in Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL. She was born, September 25, 1928, in Hurst, IL the daughter of Ralph Clarence and Beulah Mae (Holland) Dryden. Cleta was united in marriage to Harry Lee Stapleton, September 1, 1950, in Marion, IL and together they shared over sixty years of marriage until his death on December 18, 2010. She grew up in Hurst, IL and was graduate of the Hurst High School class of 1946. Cleta was a faithful member of the First Church of God of Marion, IL for over sixty years where she served and worked in the church. She served as a Sunday school secretary for twenty five years, and served as church youth director. She was always faithful to her church and caring for her home and for many years enjoyed working and was last employed as manager of the jewelry department at the Marion Wal-Mart for six and a half years, Anna Lees for four years, Teen Fashions for over four years and part time for Albright’s Men’s Store. She always enjoyed working in her yard and traveling. Cleta and Harry always enjoyed their winter trips to Ft. Myers, FL where they enjoyed the beaches, sea shelling, fishing off the dock and deep sea fishing. Cleta always enjoyed the company of her family and many friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her two nieces, Paula Schaubert and husband, Gordon of Smithton, IL and Michelle Rutherford of Freeburg, IL and her nephew John W. Rutherford of Johnston City, IL several great nieces and great nephews and several great-great nieces and great-great nephews, other extended family and many friends. She was preceded by her parents; husband, Harry Stapleton; two infant children, Melody Lynn and Gregory Lee Stapleton; one brother, Kenneth Dryden who died in the line of duty in the Korean war; two sisters, Delores Brandon in 2006 and Betty Rutherford in 2016 Arrangements for Cleta Mae Stapleton have been entrusted to the Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, of Marion, IL. A time of visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the funeral home. Following the time of visitation the funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Roy Pepmiller presiding. Interment will follow next to her husband in Maplewood Cemetery of Marion, IL.
Cleta Mae Stapleton, age 91, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully at 6:42 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, in Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL. She was born, September 25, 1928, in Hurst, IL the daughter of Ralph Clarence and Beulah Mae (Holland)... View Obituary & Service Information
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