Steven O. Staley

Steven O. Staley

Steven O. Staley, 54, of New Carlisle, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at his home surrounded by his wife, Alyssa and their children.

Born on June 4, 1965 in Vincennes, Steven proudly served his country for 26 years with the Army National Guard. He was also a dedicated past master of the Acme Masonic Lodge No. 83, F & A.M. of Michigan City, and member of the York Rite chapters 15, 32 and 12. Steven enjoyed camping with his friends and family, watching the Packers games, and spending time with his kids. Steve was diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2019, and celebrated with us on Sept. 26, 2019, in a living celebration of life.

He is survived by his wife, Alyssa Staley; children, Stephanie Staley, Michael Staley, Kole Staley, Mason Hurtado-Staley, Tessa Staley and Zuri Staley; his brothers, Rick Staley ands his wife, Debbie, and Larry Staley and his wife, Samantha; his sisters, Darla Walker and her husband, Stephen, Kathy Morris and her husband, Bill, and Rita Merridth and her husband, Don; his in-laws, Steven and Kathy Nelson; and his brother- and sister-in-law, Michael and Amanda Nelson.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents Elza and Ida (Stewart) Staley; a brother, Elza Staley Jr.; and a sister, Alfreda Wells.

Steven's remains were donate to the Indiana University School of Medicine Anatomical Education Program. Memorial contributions may be made to curemeso.org. In honor of Steven, considering wearing blue on Sept. 26 each year in remembrance of him.

FUNERALS

Baum, Donna Lee, died March 19. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service for her will be announced at a later date. Memorials: Knox County Community Foundation’s “Cantwell Family Fund,” 20 N. Third St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

DeLisle, Shirley M., died March 24. Private services will be held. Burial: St. Vincent Cemetery. Memorials: Heart to Heart Hospice or the Vincennes Animal Shelter. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Frye, Mary Ann, died March 23. Private serves will be held. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Stout, Betty Lou, died March 25. A private graveside service will be held at the Sumner, Illinois, Cemetery. Memorials: Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Condolences: www.cunningamfuneralhomes.com.

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