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Jeannette Staff


April 21, 2018

EWEN, Mich. — Jeannette Staff, 86, of Ewen, passed away at her home on April 18, 2018.

She was born on July 20, 1931, in Ewen, to the late Joseph and Alma (Jentz) Spargo. She married John “Jack” Staff on June 2, 1951. He preceded her in death.

Surviving her are her two sons, Daniel (Sue) Staff and John (Carla) Staff; two daughters, Sandy Tulppo and Nancy (Mark) Voigt; nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Spargo; mother, Alma (Jentz) Spargo; brother, Francis Spargo; husband, Jack Staff; and son, Michael Staff.

Jeannette was a lifelong resident of Ewen and graduated from Ewen High School. She was a member of the Ewen American Legion Auxiliary and was a regular Bingo player on Friday nights. She enjoyed meeting friends at the Cloverland Senior Center for coffee and a game of cards.

Jeannette was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Every Sunday after church, she was blessed to be surrounded by her family at home for coffee and baked goods, followed by many hugs from her grandchildren.

The visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ewen. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Father Antony Kalapura will officiate the service.

A burial will be held in late spring. A luncheon will follow the service in the church basement.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sonco Ambulance Inc.


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