Although Grandma Staley and Kivrin did not have the opportunity to meet each other, several people saw me holding Kivrin at the visitation and told me stories about Grandma showing them Kivrin’s newborn pictures when they visited her. Read Grandma Staley’s obituary in the Belleville News-Democrat here.

Grandma Staley – the originator of the yarn stash, the woman who taught me to crochet.  Coupon cutter, piano player, windowsill gardener and birdfeeder. Prolific correspondent with grandkids, missionaries and just about everyone else she ever met and liked. A watcher of tv game shows and spoiler of babies. When I was a little girl, I didn’t know if I liked red apples or green apples, because I had never seen the skin on the perfectly sliced apple pieces that Grandma would give us in small margarine tubs.

Kivrin will most definitely grow up hearing stories about her Grandma Staley.