Robert and Cherie Staples
Our father, Lt.Col.(ret) Robert Dean Staples, was born on September 7, 1935 in Dewey, OK and passed away on December 14, 2020. Our Mother, Evelyn Cherie Staples, was born on June 16, 1935 in San Rafael, CA and passed away on January 8, 2021. We hope that you will be able to join us in celebrating their amazing lives which included raising 5 children: Debbie (Kevin) Kelleher, Robert (Ida) Staples, Dee Ann (Stan) Marshall, Donna (Jeff) Hale, and John Staples (deceased 2012), and faithfully supporting and spoiling their 5 grandchildren: Shane (Alexis) and Braden (Madison) Kelleher, Eli Hale, Emma Hale and Robert Lee Bodie Staples; 26 years of active Marine Corps service; worldwide travel, and community service. Memorial service will be held at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church (masks required)on Friday May 21 at 4 o'clock. Graveside military honors for our dad will be conducted at Fort Gibson National Cemetery at 12 o'clock noon.
In accordance with their wishes, memorial contributions may be made to the following: Veterans Corner, Newcastle, OK; the Salvation Army of Norman; McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church youth mission and choir funds.
Posted online on May 16, 2021