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Charles Ella <I>Tuggle</I> Stoakley

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Charles Ella Tuggle Stoakley

Birth
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death
15 Feb 2003 (aged 81)
Batavia, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Batavia, Kane County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 6, Lot 43, Grave 2
Memorial ID
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African American Baha'i

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Charles Ella Stoakley, 81, a longtime resident of Batavia, died Saturday, February 15, 2003, at her home.

She was born November 13, 1921, in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Charles J. and Susie B. (Howell) Tuggle.

Mrs. Stoakley was a graduate of Batavia High School. She retired from the State of Illinois as a Mental Health Supervisor.

Charles Ella was active in the Baha'i Faith community for over 50 years, traveled extensively, and lived with her family as a Baha'i pioneer in Gulfport, Mississippi, in the 1950's. More recently she has been an active supporter of the local branch of the Alzheimer's Association and participated in the One Human Family Workshop, a charitable organization devoted to promoting the oneness of humankind.

She is survived by her children, Charles Henri (Margaret) Tuggle of Palo Alto, California, Yvor E. (Maliheh) Stoakley of Glen Ellyn, and Xeylur R. (Karen) Stoakley of Glen Ellyn, Robert K. Walker, Jean Stoakley, and Diane Fish; a nephew, Claude Rogers; and a niece, Georgia Mae Rogers Davis; 11 grandchildren, Denise, Chaz and Taya Tuggle, Shanta Walker and Leili Walker Oliveira, Tahirih (Kristopher) Merkel, Kalon Stoakley, Erin (James) Danz, and Colin Bodan; seven great-grandchildren, Anthony and Jessica Loya, Madeline Crae Stoakley, David Joshua Sekora, Quinn Nelson, Vahid Stoakley Merkel, and Katana Linda-Jean Merkel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Stoakley, on August 1, 1995; a daughter, Zimarian [sic, recte Zlmarian] J. Walker on July 9, 1989; a son, Wirza H. A. Stoakley on April 18, 1995; and two sisters, Jeanette Tuggle Wright and Charles Etta Tuggle Roy in 1978 and 1932 respectively.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 PM at the Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third Street, St. Charles, with a funeral service officiated by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Aurora at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be Wednesday at East Side Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or One Human Family Workshop.

Information: 630-584-2000 or www.NorrisFH.com

[Published in The Beacon News (Aurora, IL), Monday, February 17, 2003]
African American Baha'i

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Charles Ella Stoakley, 81, a longtime resident of Batavia, died Saturday, February 15, 2003, at her home.

She was born November 13, 1921, in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Charles J. and Susie B. (Howell) Tuggle.

Mrs. Stoakley was a graduate of Batavia High School. She retired from the State of Illinois as a Mental Health Supervisor.

Charles Ella was active in the Baha'i Faith community for over 50 years, traveled extensively, and lived with her family as a Baha'i pioneer in Gulfport, Mississippi, in the 1950's. More recently she has been an active supporter of the local branch of the Alzheimer's Association and participated in the One Human Family Workshop, a charitable organization devoted to promoting the oneness of humankind.

She is survived by her children, Charles Henri (Margaret) Tuggle of Palo Alto, California, Yvor E. (Maliheh) Stoakley of Glen Ellyn, and Xeylur R. (Karen) Stoakley of Glen Ellyn, Robert K. Walker, Jean Stoakley, and Diane Fish; a nephew, Claude Rogers; and a niece, Georgia Mae Rogers Davis; 11 grandchildren, Denise, Chaz and Taya Tuggle, Shanta Walker and Leili Walker Oliveira, Tahirih (Kristopher) Merkel, Kalon Stoakley, Erin (James) Danz, and Colin Bodan; seven great-grandchildren, Anthony and Jessica Loya, Madeline Crae Stoakley, David Joshua Sekora, Quinn Nelson, Vahid Stoakley Merkel, and Katana Linda-Jean Merkel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Stoakley, on August 1, 1995; a daughter, Zimarian [sic, recte Zlmarian] J. Walker on July 9, 1989; a son, Wirza H. A. Stoakley on April 18, 1995; and two sisters, Jeanette Tuggle Wright and Charles Etta Tuggle Roy in 1978 and 1932 respectively.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 PM at the Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third Street, St. Charles, with a funeral service officiated by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Aurora at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be Wednesday at East Side Cemetery, Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or One Human Family Workshop.

Information: 630-584-2000 or www.NorrisFH.com

[Published in The Beacon News (Aurora, IL), Monday, February 17, 2003]

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