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Darlene (Palava) Tepley

August 3, 1931 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 87)

Darlene Ann Tepley, 87, passed away on August 1, 2019, at the Lakewood Health System.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on August 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Arlie Sowada officiating.  Burial will be held at the St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery in Moran Township.

Darlene was born August 3, 1931, in Moran Township, to John & Mabel (Kliem) Palava.  On June 28, 1952, she married James E. Tepley.  Darlene loved to go dancing with her husband Jim; she found fulfillment in raising her children.  In her earlier years, Darlene worked as a restaurant worker; she was a wonderful cook and baker for her family.   She was an active member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church until it’s closing and a 20-year member of Staples TOPS Group.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim; brother Jack; sister Corrine Adamietz and grandson Travis. 

Darlene is survived by her children:  Cindy Kaye, Jim (Linda) Tepley, Susan (Curt Miller) Tepley, Nancy (Bill Witt) Mertens; grandchildren:  Heather (Scott) Carry, Patrick (Lori Rothstein) Johnson, Kyle Tepley, Benjamin (Melanie) Stavish, Katie (Zac) Jimenez, Joseph (Jordan) Mertens, Zachery Mertens; great grandchildren:  Quinn & Felix Johnson, Thomas, Cody & Molly Carry, Skyla Tepley, Jacob & Taelyn Stavish and Marshall  & Mia Jimenez.

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