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Geneva Stapley

Geneva Stapley
Geneva Stapley

 

8/3/2017

 

Geneva Prisbrey Stapley of Chester, passed away July 26, 2017, surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 21, 1927 to Henry J. and Zina Prince Prisbrey in New Harmony, Utah. She was the sixth of eight children.

Geneva attended school at Washington Elementary and Woodward High School. Stake President Byran Bunker officiated her marriage to LaRoy C. Stapley, Sept. 1, 1944 in Las Vegas, Nevada by. They were later sealed June 22, 1945 in the St. George Temple. They were married for 58 years. They lived in Toquerville, Utah for 25 years then moved to Chester, where they had a dairy farm. They enjoyed gardening and spending time with family. Geneva worked as a dental assistant in Mt. Pleasant. Geneva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had many callings in the church including Relief Society President, Primary President, Young Women’s President, and many auxiliary callings. Geneva and LaRoy enjoyed serving many years together in the Manti Temple.

Together they had four children, Keith (Marcene), James (Clare), Marilyn, and Alan (Sally).  Geneva is survived by her son Alan (Sally) Stapley, Chester; 12 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and six great- great-grandchildren; brother Jack Prisbrey; sister-in-law Karen Prisbrey and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband LaRoy, sons Keith, James, daughter Marilyn, three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, 2017 at noon in the Sanpitch LDS Ward Chapel, Wales, with a viewing from 10-11:30 a.m. prior to services at the church.

Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolencerasmussenmortuary.com.