Rema J. Staples, 80, of Troy, formerly of Madison Heights, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Warren. She was born June 28, 1927, in Benton, Ky. Mrs. Staples was a charter member of Madison Heights Fellowship Baptist Church, where she served as general secretary for more than 25 years. She enjoyed reading, sewing and being a homemaker. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Thomas R. Staples, whom she wed Dec. 23, 1949, in Highland Park; children, Ric (Sandra) Staples and Greg (Terry) Staples; grandchildren, Amanda (Tony) Black, Eric W. Staples and Nicole (Kevin) Wieneki; great-grandson, Tyler Black; sister, Sylvia Jeffcoat and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; Rollie and Elsie, and brothers Joe, Laymond and Virgil. Visitation, 11 a.m. Wednesday until noon funeral service, Hoperoft Funeral Home, 31145 John R, Madison Heights, with the Rev. Robert Bowes officiating; burial, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations may be made to: Beaumont Hospice, 3601 W. 13 Mile, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Online register book, www.hopcroftfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Sept.10, 2007.
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