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“Knew Rhelda for she did my hair many times...she was a loving soul ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Patsy Dukes - Greenville, KY

“Rhelda is an Angle on this earth friend to all loved by all. She has finally got her wings .No more pain she is with Roger now .R.I.P. Love You...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Alan Hall - Drakesboro, KY

“Rhelda, was a wonderful, kind, loving lady. A friend to my mom,Rita and me when we were completely alone. Beverly I miss you and love you. Praying...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Kristie Jackson-Stewart - KY

“Great lady, her beauty shop was the first one I ever went to, to get my hair cut when I was in the 8th grad and she was the first beautician to cut...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jeremy Hobgood - Central City, KY

“Mike and Beverly we are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a sweet lady. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin & Sandra Willoughby - KY

“She was always a very nice and down to earth lady. i always looked forward to getting my hair cut when i was a kid !!! Prayers and thoughts for the...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jason Wilson - Central City, KY

“Beverley and Mike sorry to hear about the loss of you mom Rhelda was a great person and a life lone friend of the knight family she will be missed...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Levon and Brenda Knight - KY

“Always have thought about you and would of loved to get to see again RIP sweet lady. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Plummer ( Pohlman ) - FL

“My prayers are with your family for strength during this hard time of lose. Love you Beverly. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Tina Eunice - Coworker

“Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Arwen Johnson

“Rhelda was a loving and kind lady. I will miss her very much. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dottie Rudd - Madisonville, KY

“One of the sweetest loving caring women I know RIP Rhelda ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Bruce Shelton - Drakesboro, KY

“Beverly and Mike, I am so sorry for yours and your family's loss. I thought a lot of her ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Crystal Russ - Greenville, KY

“I was very blessed to know Rhelda all my life. I spent many hours at her shop and at DUMC in Drakesboro. She was a kind and loving person who loved...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Perry Metcalfe - KY

“Knew this fine lady all my life . GOD BLESS & e with all. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: David Adler - Greenwood, IN


MADISONVILLE - Rhelda Loriete Staples, 77, of Madisonville, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 22, 1939, in Muhlenberg County. Rhelda had unconditional, non-judgmental love. She was a sweet, simple lady that cared for so many people over the years. She would open her home and heart to anyone that was ever in need, and she was a mother figure to so many. She was very active in Muhlenberg County zoning, both local and state political initiatives. She owned and operated Drakesboro Beauty Shop for over 30 years. She had such a special, adoring love for her family and especially her grandchildren. She was an active member of Drakesboro United Methodist Church her entire life, and was very involved with the Drakesboro Alumni Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Alieen Steed; husband Roger Staples; and brothers Ray Steed and Sherman Lee Steed.

She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Jimmy) Justice of Madisonville; son Mike Staples of Madisonville; grandchildren Madison Shepherd, Jena Staples, and Kennedy Justice; and great-grandchild Ali Shepherd.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 2:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Robert Lindsay officiating, assisted by Bro. Bobby Allen. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.