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Leona (Barker) Stapleton

April 15, 1922 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 96)

Leona (Barker) Gilliam Stapleton, age 96 of St. Paris, OH passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 in her daughters home.  Born on April 15, 1922 in Elliott County, KY, Leona was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lizzy (Lewis) Barker. Leona and Donald were married for 34 years before his death in 2006.  She is survived by her daughters: Geneva Blizman, Lois Harp both of Port Malabar, FL, Kay Alexander of St. Paris, OH and Diane (Don) Johnson of Dayton, OH.  She was a loving grandmother to many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, seven sisters, daughters Wanda Long and Mary Maggert and son in laws, Andy, Louie & Charles. Leona moved to Christiansburg in 1942-1943 where she remained until her death. She was a proud mother, wife, homemaker and nurse. A graveside funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1st, 2018 in the Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, Saint Paris, Ohio.  Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Suite 20, Kettering, Ohio 45429. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home are serving the family.


Donations may be made to:

Heartland Hospice
580 Lincoln Park Blvd, Suite 20, Kettering OH 45429


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