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James A. 'Jim' Staley

July 10, 1936 — August 23, 2011

James A. 'Jim' Staley

James A. "Jim" Staley, Sr., 75, of Monticello died at 5:36 pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health East in Lafayette . He was born July 10, 1936 in Chicago to the late James A. Wilson and the late Elsie (Getzlaff) Staley. He married the former Barbara Price-Edwards at the First Baptist Church in Monticello on November 1, 1997, and she survives. Mr. Staley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monticello and supported the church in many ways. He was a graduate of Bowen High School in Chicago . He retired in 1991 after 37 years as a training supervisor at Commonwealth Edison, State Line Generating Station. He was a member of the Moose. He was a classic car enthusiast, especially, of Ford Automobiles. Jim was very mechanical and enjoyed restoring cars. He enjoyed sunshine, warm weather, and wintering in Florida . He also enjoyed gardening, bicycling, History, car magazines, and critiquing food. Also surviving are two daughters, Rose (Robert) Oljace of Dyer, Linda (Marcus) Jordan of Dyer; son, James A. (Helen) Staley, Jr. of Whiting; two step- sons, Randy W. (Susie) Price of Monticello, Scot (Becky) Price of Delphi; son-in-law, Ronald Powell of Monticello ; brother, Charles E. (Valerie) Staley of Burr Ridge, Illinois; sixteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Edward Staley; daughter, Debra Powell; and a great grandson. Visitation will be from 4pm until 8pm (EDT), Friday, August 26 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home located at 202 S. Illinois St., Monticello , IN 47960. Friends may also call hour prior to services at the church on Saturday, located at 409 Beach Dr ., Monticello , IN 47960 Funeral services will be at 3 pm (EDT) Saturday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Bailey officiating. Memorials contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church of Monticello. You may sign the online guestbook at www.springerfuneralhome.com

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