Wanda J. Staley, age 88, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 11:58 P.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Wanda was born June 24, 1928, in Darke County to the late Verl Samuel & Marguerite Edna (Voisard) Richhart.
Wanda is survived by her children, Michael Staley of Versailles, Jean Staley of Friendship, Wisconsin, and Jill Grillot of Versailles; grandchildren, Shawn Lenze, Shannon Lenze, Sheri Lenze, Tyler Bolden, Jessica Denney, Joshua Staley, Ben Staley, Suzanne Staley, Neil Staley, Robert Grillot and Adam Grillot; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; brother, Russell Teddy Richhart of Hickory, North Carolina; cousin, Charlie Voisard of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wanda was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Staley on September 27, 2001 whom she married July 7, 1951; sons, Jeffrey Staley and a stillborn infant; sisters, Reva Keller and Joann Richhart; and brothers, Jack, James and Robert Eddy Richhart.
Wanda graduated from Versailles High School with the Class of 1946. She retired from Sam’s Place in Versailles where she was a cook for 28 ½ years. Wanda was a life member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Women. Wanda was a former member of the Versailles Chapter Member #113 of the Order of Eastern Star where she was Past Matron and served as Secretary for 18 years. Wanda was a volunteer for the Western Ohio Rifle League serving as Secretary and Treasurer for 40 years.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com