October 14, 2013


Don Staples, 77, of Clarion, Iowa, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at his home.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. John Catholic Church, 608 2nd Avenue North East in Clarion, with Monsignor Joseph Slepicka officiating. Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Arcadia at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Luncheon for family and friends at Arcadia Legion Hall will follow the graveside services.

He formerly owned the Arcadia Locker for many years before he and the family moved to Clarion, where he owned and operated the locker until 1998. Don also worked at the Chicken Inn in Halbur, Farmland Foods in Denison, Piccadilly Circus Pizza in Clarion, Monsanto in Clarion and for the City of Clarion.

Don was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Clarion, and formerly was a member of St. John in Arcadia. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and served as a volunteer firefighter in Arcadia.