Reba Lee Duke Staples

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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Reba Lee died Friday, July 4, 2014 at her home in Clinton. She was 68 years old and was retired from the East Feliciana Parish School Board with over 28 years of service. Visiting will be at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Clinton on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 5pm until 8pm and continues on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Clinton United Methodist Church from 9am until service at 11am conducted by Rev. Ken Graham and Rev. Harold Babin. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Clinton. She is survived by her husband and soulmate of 50 years, Thomas R. Staples, Jr. 3 daughters, Denise Staples Saucier and husband, Kenny; Dawn Wallace and fiancé' Frank Roberts, and Hope Blanchard and husband, Andy; and many other girls loved like daughters over the years. 2 sons, Thomas R. "Bo" Staples, III and wife, Tomi Sue and Duke J. Staples and wife, Abigail. A sister, Shirley Lou Morales. 9 grandchildren, Michael T. Kraemer, Trey Rockforte, Jacob Staples, Lucas Staples, Charlie Grace Pendarvis Staples, Kali Boeneke, Kelsey Lea, Kassie Lea and Kelly Chase Saucier. 3 great grandchildren, Kylie, Emma and Liam Saucier. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis R. and Reba Day Duke, sister, Dorothy "Dot" Duke and a brother in law, Claiborne "Moe" Morales. Pallbearers will be Robert Newman, Christopher Courtney, Jonathan Courtney, Scott Guy, Jason Guy, and Frank Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Howard, Rennie Howard, Judge William F. Kline, Jr. Bill LaFontaine, Darryl Guy and Selwyn Blouin. Reba Lee was a graduate of Zachary High School. She was an active member of Clinton United Methodist Church, BSA Troop 60 Committee member and member of United Methodist Women, and Clinton United Methodist Church Council on Ministries. Special thanks to Dr. Kemp Amacker, Allison Day, Clinton United Methodist Church Family, Dr. Castine and staff and St. Joseph Hospice for all your care and compassion. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made be made to Clinton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 148, Clinton, LA 70722. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 5 to July 7, 2014
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