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Odessa Ann Staley
1934 - 2015

Odessa Ann Staley, 80, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Wichita Falls.

Graveside services were held Friday at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

Odessa was born near Walters, OK. Dec. 15, 1934, to Wesley and Jessie Mae Martin. She married Melvin “Tex” David Staley, Sr. on Jan. 31, 1949. After a brief trip to California, they settled down in the Wichita Falls area. She worked as a seamstress, and excellent at that she was. She liked golf, fishing and camping. She especially enjoyed family trips to Possum Kingdom Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and daughter Cynthia Ann Lewis.

Survivors include sons Melvin D. Staley Jr. and Francis Glen Staley; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, and Integra Care.


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