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Mary Ruth Kelsay Staton
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Birth: 1925
Death: Feb. 25, 2009
Ten Mile
Meigs County
Tennessee, USA

Mary Ruth Kelsay Staton, 84, of Ten Mile, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at her home.

She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Benjamin and Nettie Clark Kelsay; her husband, Gene Staton; brother, Elbert Kelsay; grandson, Michael; and son, Leroy.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Joey Hawn of Kingston; special nephew and niece, Cleon and Bobbie Kelsay of Kingston; granddaughter, Brenda Fuson of Harriman; grandson, James Hawn of Ten Mile; great-grandchildren, Todd Hawn, LaShae Hawn and Allston Hawn, all of Petros, and John King and Ronnie Bishop, both of Harriman; great-nephew, Trenton Kelsay of Ten Mile; lifetime special friends, Wanda Branson, Ruth Johnson, Ruth Galyon, Bea Yates, Eva Yates and Beck Burnum; special friends, Kim Lessick, Diane Leffew and Dot Townsend.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the chapel, with the Rev. Ted Clower, the Rev. Wayne Townsend, the Rev. George Maddox and the Rev. Trenton Kelsay officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at Kelsay Cemetery.

An online register is available at

This obituary appeared in the Roane County News.

Family links: 
  Benjamin Harrison Kelsay (1891 - 1963)
  Nettie Clark Kelsay (1899 - 1987)
  Kenneth Eugene Staton (1924 - 1989)*
  Kenneth Leroy Staton (1946 - 1973)*
  Elbert L Kelsay (1921 - 1996)*
  Mary Ruth Kelsay Staton (1925 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Kelsay Cemetery
Roane County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Karen Ann King Starkey
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34668101
Mary Ruth <i>Kelsay</i> Staton
Added by: Lillian A. Young Mioduski
Mary Ruth <i>Kelsay</i> Staton
Added by: Louise (Bruman) Dice
Mary Ruth <i>Kelsay</i> Staton
Added by: Louise (Bruman) Dice
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Visiting Kelsay Cemetery,
- Louise (Bruman) Dice
 Added: Aug. 23, 2013
Rest in peace my cousin. I'm not quite sure how we would be related, but I know Bea Yates, so we must be somehow.
- Carol Yates Wilkerson
 Added: Jun. 27, 2009

- Lillian A. Young Mioduski
 Added: Mar. 29, 2009

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