12/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Ruth Wagner Staples

Ruth Wagner Staples
(1920 - 30 Nov 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news this morning. Ruth Wagner Staples, aunt of    Steve Kiger, President of the Class of 1966 of VA, and of     Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR,  passed away in Hampton on Friday, November 30, 2007.

    From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 12/01/07 - "Ruth Staples":

Our aunt, Ruth Staples, just passed away yesterday.  A real entrepreneur in her day for a woman running a business and raising a family single handedly - opening up the very successful House of Beauty in Hampton.  Many a girl passed through that salon.  She was very independent and successfully raised three beautiful children, Tommy, Ronald and Brenda (Maust) - all local residents in the area to this day.  We will miss her.
Gail (Kiger) Bonsey  class of '73 FHS
Steve Kiger  class NNHS '66

   Oh, Gail, I'm so sorry to hear this.  I know how much you loved and admired her from the way you've spoken of her.  You and Steve have my sincerest sympathies.

From the Daily Press - 12/02/07: 

  HAMPTON - Ruth Wagner Staples, 87, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2007.
Born in Mount Ulla, N.C., Ruth had been a Hampton resident since the late 1930s. She was the longtime owner and operator of Ruth Staples House of Beauty. Ruth was an avid ballroom dancer and was a great lover of animals. She attended Orcutt Baptist Church and Hilton Baptist Church in Newport News.

A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be sorely missed by her daughter, Brenda Maust and her husband, Ron, of Hampton; sons, Tommy E. Staples II and his wife, Sandy, of York County and Ron A. Staples and his wife, Phyllis, of Williamsburg; grandchildren, Nicole Stuart, Noel Cavanaugh, Tiffany Caldwell, Brock Maust, Heather Staples, Shannon Staples, Jack Marshall and Hayes Marshall; and six great-grandchildren.
Ruth Wagner Staples
In accordance with the family's wishes, burial will be private.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share special memories or words of comfort.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions in Ruth's memory to the S.P.C.A., 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, Va.

Service arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/2/2007.
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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Ruth's entire family and her many friends.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Abide With Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte, 1847
Music by William H. Monk, 1861

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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Thanks, Steve!

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