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Betty Jo Staples

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

FORDSVILLE, Ky. — Betty Jo Staples, 83, of Fordsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at her home. She was born in Scottsboro, Alabama, to the late Otis and Annie Dee Arnold.

She had worked at the Glove Factory and Walmart and was a member of Newton Springs Baptist Church, Fordsville.

Betty was preceded also in death by her son, David Wayne Staples; a brother, Sonny Arnold; and a sister, Mable Siebert.

Survivors include her husband, James Staples, of Fordsville; her children, Jimmy (Liz) Staples and Debra Mattingly, both of Fordsville, Dennis (Kelly) Staples, of Philpot, Kentucky, and Derek (Julie) Staples, of Jacksonville, Alabama; brothers, Mickey Arnold, of Sturgis, Kentucky, Billy Arnold, of Eufalla, Alabama, and John Arnold, of Leitchfield, Kentucky; sisters, Lou West, of Canada, and Julia Thurmon, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Newton Springs Baptist Church with burial in Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Geary Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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