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Annelda Staples

October 14, 1942 — June 22, 2024


Annelda Staples, 81 years old, of Midlothian Texas passed away on Saturday 6/22/24. Visitation will be on Thursday 6/27/24 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home 1826 W. Hwy 287 Business - Waxahachie, TX 75165 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday 6/28/24 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home located at 1826 W. Hwy 287 Business - Waxahachie, TX 75165. Phone 972 923 2700. Brian Treadaway officiating. Burial will follow at Midlothian Cemetery at 224 S 11th St, Midlothian, TX. Annelda was born to Harrold and Mildred Hamm in Amarillo, TX on 10/14/42. She graduated from Amarillo High School in Amarillo TX in 1961. She met the love of her life, Howard Staples while he was serving in the Air Force while stationed in Amarillo. They were married on 11/2/62. She worked for the Amarillo Globe News, and then they moved to Arlington TX, and lived there until 1977 where they then moved to South Plains TX. She then worked at the Floydada Independent School District as a teacher’s assistant and drove a school bus for 32 years until she retired. Annelda is preceded in death by her father Harold Hamm., mother Mildred Hamm, and her husband of 55 years Howard Staples. She is survived by her sister Dena Aufdemorte, Jeaneva VanDyke, and Arlaine Berkes. She is also survived by 3 children: son Bill and wife Mika and daughter Baylee. Daughter Stacey; son Kevin and wife Nelyn and daughter Malieya.

Annelda loved her family dearly. She loved driving a school bus and treated all the children throughout the years as if they were her own. Some of her greatest joys in her life were simply being with her family spending as much time as she could with them as possible. The 2 biggest joys beyond that were her 2 beautiful granddaughters. She lived life through her Christian Faith and professed it publicly through Baptism on 11/7/2020. She absolutely loved Jesus with all her heart. She will be missed by all her family and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 27, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, June 28, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home

1826 US-287 BUS, Waxahachie, TX 75165

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Friday, June 28, 2024

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