Nancy Kay Staples

Services for Nancy Kay Staples, 74, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Eudora Baptist Church, Eudora, Kansas. Burial will be in the Eudora City Cemetery after the service.

Nancy Staples entered her heavenly home on October 5, 2020 at the Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab Center, Baldwin City, KS, after a long and valiant battle with multiple myeloma.

Nancy was one of nine children born to the late William and Muriel Harshbarger, in Alton, IL on October 3, 1946. She moved to Eudora, Kansas in 1977 and has lived there since. She has been an active member of the Eudora community and leaves behind many friends and loved ones from there.

She was a homemaker for many years, raising her four children as a single mom while working at several local businesses in Eudora. Before retiring, for 15 years she was employed as a customer service representative at NCS Pearson, Inc., Lawrence, KS. She was an active member of the Eudora Baptist Church, Eudora.

Survivors include three sons, Matthias (Denise), Olathe, KS, Titus (Sarah), Blue Rapids, KS, Kenan (Autumn), Eudora, KS, and SarahJoy, Moscow, ID; two sisters, Janet Lewis, Cottage Hills, IL, and Ruth Hardesty, Godfrey, IL; and 14 grandchildren.

Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her comfort and peace.

Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 8, at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, KS, where family will receive them from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the Catch a Break Fund at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Evie Schultz...

I remember numerous visits to Nancy’s home with SarahJoy when we were roomates. Nancy was such a wonderful person. She was so uplifting to those around her and always had kind and positive things to say. I remember laughing a lot during our visits. Such an easy person to talk to. I am praying for you all in your grieving. Love, Evie (Krenzin) Schultz

From Ruth Hughs...

Nancy showed us how a Christian woman lives a rich life filled with joy, peace, and deep faith. I am praying for you all as you move through this time of grief and loss. I will miss seeing her happy face and smile.

From Cathy Cribbs...

Nancy was a very special woman of God & a very special friend. She could always make you smile & laugh. Your family is in our prayers.

From Christy Douglass Wright...

Nancy was an amazing woman to know! She was a strong role model and a second mom to me! Her friendship with my mother was beautiful! I loved the memories we all had together growing up. Her family was my family in my mind. I will forever remember her and what she meant to me. Love you Nancy!

From Robert Dinsdale...

I have sadness in my heart but a smile on my face thinking of your mom. She lived her faith in a no-nonsense appealing way. I will miss her but am so glad I knew her. There is peace knowing she is with the Lord.

From Sue Coon...

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady.

From Ann Basel...

Nancy was a very strong women through all of her trials in life. The family is in all our prayers. Breithaupt’s , Basel’s and Shutt families.

From Jan Mason...

When I think of Nancy I see a smile and hear laughter. Best of friends for 43 years and all the memories that go with knowing someone that long. She and I walked hundreds a miles together over the years and she made me laugh in the middle of our fiercest storms. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Our families were so entwined in those years of raising our children together and struggling with being single mothers. She always made things seem funny and was the most wonderful friend I have ever had. So even though I will struggle with my loss, I know she is feeling glorious. Peace to our families.

From John Brown...

Nancy Staples was a God fearing woman.She was given the task of raising 4 children on her own. She was diligent and hard working. Her children are her legacy. Each of them developing into successful, honest, good hearted, respectful people and all with a heart for the lord.Nancy also impacted every person that knew her with her kind and caring spirit. I know even now ,as those who grieve her passing the most, she is in paradise wrapped in the loving arms of God. I will never forget her kindness or the warmth of her smile. I send my deepest condolences to the Staples family.May God bless and comfort you all during this time of loss.

From Julie (Lee) Avila...

I am praying for you all as you grieve your sweet mom (and grandma’s) passing. Nancy was one of the most positive, caring persons I’ve known in this life. She persevered and loved well. I loved going over to her house for sleepovers with Sarah Joy. She worked so hard and was always smiling and grateful for life, loving and trusting Jesus. Her faith strengthened mine and so many others. I’m so sorry for your great loss and am praying for comfort and peace for you all. I’m so glad she is face to face with the Lover of her Soul and is not in pain anymore.

From Robert Sailler...

I loved how Titus would call his mom, “Coach Nancy.” She was so proud of all four of her children and all of her grandchildren. She raised an amazing family. Seems like she always had a smile on her face whenever I saw her even though there were times when pain was having its way with her. Such a good woman. Not having her around will be a huge loss for the family. Positive waves going your way. Blue skies.

From Doris Douglass...

Nancy’s friendship was from 1977 through this time! She was like a sister to me and a second mom to my kids. We shared so many things and she always had time to talk and encourage all of her family and friends. She was so much fun and loved to have people over to celebrate holidays or birthdays. We all loved going to the baseball games and other sports to watch her kids play! We studied the Bible and prayed together. She was a vital part of her church and helped in many areas there. She loved to sing and worship God with her beautiful voice. She was the best friend, Mom and MeeMaw any one could ever have. I will miss her with all my heart. I send love and prayers to all the family! 🙏

From Vicky Hensler...

Aunt Nancy you will be missed! I will miss talking to you on the phone but I know where you are now and you are no longer suffering! I remember as a little girl you would play your records for me and we would sing and dance. Later in life it was talking about our kids and grandkids and how Jesus has touched our lives in so many ways we could talk for hours! RIP I will see you when it is my time and then we can talk more! Love and miss you. My condolences to the family!

From Diane Chrislip...

No one will be missed more than Nancy, but we are grateful that her time of suffering is over. Her friendship of 43 years has meant so much to me, and I will never forget our precious times together.

From Holly Kracl...

Prayers and love to all her family. Nancy was a very special lady.

From Holly.langer-evans...

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. I always enjoy hearing the stories of your Mom. She was such a loving Mom.

From Serena Allen...

Nancy you are now walking with our savior. You touched so many lives here on the earth. You never had a bad thing to say about anyone because u were an angel on this earth. I love you lady and will miss your beautiful face. We will reunite again my lovely friend

From Edward Young...

What an amazing example of love and strength she was. Thoughts and prayers to all.

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