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Virginia Stapley

Virginia A. “Jeannie” Stapley, 79, Carey, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 8:35 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay from an injury she sustained following a fall.
Born July 22, 1941, in Tiffin, she was the daughter of Ralph Richard and Iva Adeline (Turner) Peters. She married Ronald A. Stapley Sr. on March 18, 1960 in Fostoria. He survives in Carey. Ronald stated that the 60 years of marriage they shared were the best years of his life and his love for her was endless.
Surviving are six children, Ronald (Kimberly) Stapley Jr. of Forest, Steve (Connie) Stapley of Alvada, Faith (Ken) Saul of North Port, Fla., Kevin (Anne) Stapley of Findlay, Heather Stapley of Vanlue and Jonathon Stapley of Findlay. Her 10 grandchildren, Andrew, Stephanie (Scott), Brandon, Codie, Autum, Zackarie, Austin, Sarah, Whitney and Brandon; three great grandchildren, Paige, Payslee and Carter, were the love of her life and she loved them all unconditionally. She is also survived by a sister, Esther (Duane) Reynolds of Fostoria and a brother, Don Peters of Tucson, Ariz.
Preceding her in death were her parents and five brothers, James, Robert, Howard, Gerald (infant) and Gaylord Peters; and a sister, Mary Sopher.
Virginia was a foster parent to many children through the years. The love she had for children showed as a devoted mom, grandma and babysitter. She was also a homemaker and member of Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene near Carey.
She enjoyed putting puzzles together, creating latch hook rugs and flower gardening. She always looked forward to sitting outside on the swing with her husband, Ron, listening to the birds, watching traffic go by and the entertainment across the road, all with her dog, Heidi, by her side.
Virginia’s greatest joy in life was having family over for dinner and the holidays. She loved cooking and baking for them. Family time was precious to her and she cherished every moment.
Friends will be received 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
The funeral service will be private at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, with the Rev. Mandi Downs officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Jeannie loved children so much, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to the Findlay Kiwanis Closet Project (provides new clothes to children in local elementary schools) or Wyandot County CASA and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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