Yvonne Annamarie (Jorgensen) Staples (1935 - 2016)

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Funeral services for Yvonne A. Staples, 81, were conducted by Pastor Doug Opp on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Inurnment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Yvonne Annamarie Staples, the daughter of Hans Peter and Carrie Marie (Christensen) Jorgensen, was born Jan. 23, 1935, at her parents' home south of Sharon, and died Feb. 15, 2016, at the St. Anthony's Nursing Home in Carroll, at the age of 81 years and 22 days.
Yvonne was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. She attended rural schools near Audubon and the Audubon High School. Yvonne then was employed as a waitress at the "White Spot" Café for a short time.
On Feb. 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Keith Staples. Three children John, Jackie, and Gary were born to this union. They lived in Audubon, for a few years then moved numerous times because of Keith's job. They lived in Denison, Rockport, Mo., Friona, Texas, Fall City, Neb., St. Louis, Mo., Shenandoah, Farragut, Glenwood, and Papillion, Neb. In each location Yvonne either managed food services or was the dietician at several schools until she retired. During retirement Yvonne loved searching for antique furniture and jewelry and enjoyed refinishing the special pieces of furniture she would find. She loved to garden and was an accomplished seamstress. Yvonne loved visiting with her family and spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband Keith Staples; her granddaughter Linda Steffen; her parents; her brothers and sisters Hans Peter Jorgensen, Jr., Patricia Schurer, Sharlene and husband Michael Jensen, Lloyd Jorgensen, Geneva and husband LaVerne Krauel; and her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Lyle "Louie" Murray, Gordon Wealch, and Audrey Jorgensen.
Survivors include her children John and wife Diane Staples of Carroll, Jackie Staples of Ralston, Neb., and Gary and wife Pat Staples of Carroll; her grandchildren Allie Staples of Minot, N.D., Brandon Staples of Carroll, Kerri and husband Bill Finner of Lucas, Texas, Eric Staples and fiancée Tasha Smith both of Ankeny and Trista Staples and fiancé Jake Kalkhoff of Manning; her grandson-in-law Mark Steffen of Bettendorf; 12 great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters Franklin and wife Carol Jorgensen of Audubon, Virginia and husband Norbert Stoberl of Manning, Eric John Jorgensen and Beatrice Wealch both of Audubon, Darvin and wife Nadine Jorgensen of Exira and Marlene and husband Kent Walters of Audubon; her brother-in-law Michael Schurer of Lawrence, Kan.; her sisters-in-law Shirley Jorgensen and Jane Jorgensen both of Audubon; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
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Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 2016