Yvonne Frances "Vonnie" Staples

(MEDINA/MIDDLEPORT)

Yvonne F. “Vonnie” Staples, age 85, died March 13, 2021 in Highland Hospital following a short illness. 

She was born June 10, 1935 in Lockport to Woodrow and Wilhelmina (Sahr) Lucas and was a life-long resident of this area.  Vonnie was a member of the Middleport United Methodist Church, the Hartland Snow Drifters, and the Longbow Archery Club.  She enjoyed participating in a Birthday Club group with several of her close friends to celebrate their arrival into this life.  Vonnie also enjoyed sunflowers, bowling, canning, cooking, sun-bathing, a good glass of wine and traveling in the motorhome.  However, her greatest joy came from taking care of and nurturing her family.  Mrs. Staples was predeceased by two daughters: Lori Staples and Rebecca Kropf. 

She is survived by her husband of 67 years Robert, her children: Woody (Cindy) Staples of Barker, Robert (Jodi) Staples of Elma, Melissa (David) Kropf of Bergen, her sisters: Patricia (Chuck) Thursam of Olcott, Joanne Braun of Medina, 8 grandchildren, many great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St.-Middleport, THURSDAY from 4-7 p.m. 

A PRIVATE service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  Please note that the Funeral Home will be operating at 50% capacity and face masks/covering are mandatory and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Middleport United Methodist Church, 9 Park Ave., Middleport, NY, 14105.