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Ralph Staley

November 3, 1954 — February 24, 2016

Ralph Staley

Bloomington - Ralph E. Staley, 61, of Bloomington, passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal with Pastors Debbie and Randy Reese officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to The S.O.A.R. Program c/o Bloomington Park's and Recreation or Calvary United Methodist Church.

Ralph was born on November 3, 1954 in Bloomington, Illinois, a son to Bert F. And Della F. Talbot Staley.

Surviving is his mother, Della F. Staley and his sister, Alice I. Staley, both of Bloomington. He is also survived by a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents; and his aunts and uncles.

Ralph worked at The Occupational Development Center in Bloomington for 31 years, until its closing. He participated in the S.O.A.R. Program since 1975. He loved bowling, cooking, crafts and dances.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal where he enjoyed serving as a greeter.

Anyone who came to know Ralph and his smile was touched by him. He was loved by all that knew him. His smile will continue to make all of us smile!

Online condolences and memories of Ralph may be left for the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

Visitation

FEB 28. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Calvary United Methodist Church
1700 N. Towanda Ave.
Normal, IL 61761

Visitation

FEB 29. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Calvary United Methodist Church
1700 N. Towanda Ave.
Normal, IL 61761

Funeral Service

FEB 29. 11:00 AM (CST)

Calvary United Methodist Church
1700 N. Towanda Ave.
Normal, IL 61761

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