Mary Staples

Mary Staples

Mrs. Staples passed away by peacefully on April 10, 2019. She retired in 1993 from the Gary Community School Corporation after serving as a teacher at Edison Middle School, Dean of students at West Side High School and assistant principal at Tolleston Middle School.

She is survived by her husband , Ralph W. Staples, Sr., of Gary, IN, and her sons Charles "Chaz" H. Fitzhugh of Woodland Hills, CA and Ralph W. Staples, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN. At the request of Mrs. Staples there will be no visitation or funeral service.


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Published by The Times on Apr. 13, 2019.
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Mrs. Staples was one of my favorite administrators when I was a student at Tolleston School. she also was schoolmate of my dads. Bless you family.
Glynnis Dear
May 20, 2019
Mary, may you rest eternally in God's great kingdom.
Ms Evelyn H Reaves
May 14, 2019
Thanks be to God that you are resting in peace.
Elmer & Sadie Pollard
April 18, 2019
I will miss you Mary, so glad you are at peace. I have missed you and Ralph at church for years but loved visiting you at home and bringing you food.
Sharon Tyler
April 15, 2019
Mrs. Staples, I will miss you so very much. I will always love you and be thankful for you accepting me into your life and into your home, in 1992. You are an amazing woman, kind, humble, classy and an amazing educator. You will be missed....
N. F.
April 12, 2019