Vesta Karen Staley, 73

Vesta Karen Staley

Vesta Karen Staley

GETTYSBURGH, Pa. — Vesta Karen Staley, 73, of Gettysburg, Pa. passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at the Hanover Hospital.

Born March 31, 1944 in Johnson City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Doc & Velma (Whitehead) Simms.

Vesta served as a high school secretary for the Hancock, W.Va. Board of Education for 30 years. She enjoyed the interaction with the students and staff and was loved by all. During her retirement, Vesta enjoyed the time she spent with her family and especially her grandchildren, traveling, gardening cooking and reading.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Michael A. Staley, daughter, Deanna Dawson and her husband Roger of Brunswick, Md., son, Dean Staley and his wife Esperanza of Weston, Fla., granddaughter, Taylor Staley, two step-granddaughters; Nicole and Mia Apgar, brother, Doc Samuel Simms of Martinsburg, W.Va. and great friend and niece, Ann White of Houston, Texas.

Services will be private. The family suggests memorials to Adams County Library, 140 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, PA 17325 or the Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg is assisting the family with the arrangements, online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.