Staff, age 75 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017,
in Valparaiso, IN.
She was born on
July 14, 1941, in Gary, IN, to Edward Ward and Sarah Abel, who preceded her
She was married to
her husband of 57 years, Jerry Staff, who survives in Chesterton, IN.
She is also
survived by her son, Jerry Leland (Beth) Staff; daughters, Crystal (Thomas)
Wasowicz, Helen (Jerry) Richards, Charity Staff and Tarri Staff; brothers,
Michael (Susan) Ward, Edward (Margie) Ward and Gerald Ward; sisters,
Patricia Warren, Mary (Dan) Haley, and Dawn Kara; 17 grandchildren and 17
Cookie was the rock
of her family. She loved knitting, crocheting, sewing, playing horseshoes
and bingo. Everyone loved to go to Aunt Cookie’s house. She was a very
giving person and helped raise numerous kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews.
wishes, no services will be held. Cremation will be performed by Heritage
Crematory, Portage, IN.
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com.