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Martha Ann "Marti" Stapleton

JACKSONVILLE - Martha Ann Stapleton, 54, of Jacksonville, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at her home. She was born September 25, 1958, in Jacksonville, the daughter of R. Verne and Connie Ryan Bergschneider. She married Dennis "Denny" Stapleton on June 16, 1990, in Jacksonville, and he survives.

She is also survived by two children, Miranda Allen and James Blesse, III, both of Jacksonville; one sister, Therese (husband, Rich) Schultz of Kankakee, three brothers, Steve Bergschneider and Greg (wife, Anna) Bergschneider, both of Jacksonville, and Dan Bergschneider of Naperville; her step-mother, Roberta (husband, Vernon) Lindell of Jacksonville, and two step-sisters, Diane Bennett of Tampa, Florida and Terri (husband, Glen) Engelmann of Jacksonville. Her parents preceded her in death.

Martha was a homemaker and had earlier worked at Ponderosa, Del Jarman Insurance, and Capitol Records. She was an active member of Church of Our Saviour where she was involved in the Bereavement Committee, Prayer Line, and teaching the P.S.R. class. She enjoyed serving her church community as a Eucharistic minister, delivering communion to nursing home residents.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery near New Berlin. The family will meet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Williamson Funeral Home. A prayer service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or Church of Our Saviour. Condolences may be left to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.



Published in The State Journal-Register on Nov. 7, 2012
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