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  • "I was deeply saddened to learn of Mable's passing earlier..."
    - Cheryl Willis
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Ocala - Mable Staplin, 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday, January 6, 2014. Mable was born in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Earl and Mable Marx. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and worked as a legal secretary until her marriage to Lt. William R. Staplin. After William's separation from active duty in the Navy, the couple settled in Rochester, New York; they also lived in Pittsburgh, PA, Utica, NY and Miami, Florida before retiring to Ocala in 1988.
Mable was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ocala where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women and served as a Church Greeter. She was a great wife and mother and will be truly missed by her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Robert Rial; stepmother, Bessie Marx, stepfather, Myron Cronwalt and step-sister, Lorraine Harkins.
She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, William R. Staplin; daughter, Susan Rial, Longwood, FL; son, David Staplin (Jane), Malvern, PA; four granddaughters, Debra Coonce (Rob), Terri Spirito (Rick), Jennifer Staplin, Alison Staplin; five great-grandchildren and step sister, Isabel McFadden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home, c/o First United Methodist Church of Ocala and Interfaith Emergency Services.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Friday, January 10, 2014 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Allen Johnson, Rev. Emily Knight and Dr. John Few officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Family Life Center. Private interment was held at Florida National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2014
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