Janet Sue Staley

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Janet Sue Staley, 74, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

Janet was born on Nov. 30, 1944 to John and Rose Bombei in Indianapolis.

She was raised on the Holbrook Dairy Farm in Amo. She was a 1962 graduate of Amo High School, then was employed at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis.

She worked there until she married Kenneth “Kenny” David Barr on Sept. 4, 1965. Both were members at Amo Baptist Church. Their first daughter Cindy was born in September 1966. Kenny then passed away on Feb. 3, 1968. Their second daughter, Cathy, was born eight months later in October 1968.

Janet then joined the Greencastle First Baptist Church in March 30, 1969. Here, she met William “Bill” Gordon Staley and they wed on Aug. 23, 1969. Their daughter Laura was born in July 1974.

Janet’s second place of employment was at First Baptist Church, Greencastle, as an administrative assistant. She worked there for more than 41 years, retiring Aug. 2, 2019.

Janet’s hobbies included spending time with her children, grandchildren and her three grand-dogs, Rosco, Murphy and Peyton, vacationing in her favorite place, Gatlinburg, Tenn., quilting, working puzzles and being outdoors in the woods or driving through the country.

She dearly loved all kinds of animals and took care of many stray animals.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Kenny and Bill; grandson Ian Christian Miller; and siblings Maurice Bombei, Robert Bombei, Richard “Dickie” Bombei and Martha Cline.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy (Tobin) Miller of Brazil, Cathy (Mark) Tesmer of Greencastle and Laura (George) Fernandez of Plainfield; stepchildren, Jeff (Pat) Staley, Linda Staley and Brett (Lynn) Barr; grandchildren Josh Hinkle, Samantha Miller, Thomas Tesmer, Sarah (Brett) Saylor, Ethan Sparks, Megan (Josh) Smith, Evan Staley, Sean Barr and Kaitlyn Barr; siblings Jack Bombei, David “Butch“ (Pat) Bombei and Ruth (Ron) Thornburgh; sisters-in-law, Anita (Max) McEnulty, Mary Ruth Jones, Janet Barr and Vonnie (Rex) Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept, 7 at First Baptist Church, 404 Judson Dr., Greencastle. Interment will follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Janet to the Charles Stanley “In Touch Ministries,” P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com.