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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Judy Staggs

November 30, 1946September 9, 2019
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Judy Staggs, 72, passed away September 9, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born November 30, 1946 in Tylertown , Mississippi to Olson Stogner and Helen (Applewhite) Stogner.

She received her Bachelors degree from Mississippi State College for Women and her Masters from Southern Mississippi University. She was a retired teacher from Fort Smith Public Schools.

Judy was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Cornerstone Sunday School Class, PEO Chapter AS, and Naomi Circle.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. David Staggs; two daughters, Jenna Wertz and her husband Clayton, of Dallas, TX, and Jamie Cregger of St. Louis, MO; one son, Jody Staggs of Dallas, TX; one brother, Chim Stogner of Tylertown, MS; five grandchildren, Truitt and Tucker Wertz, Carson, Everett, and Riley Cregger.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 5PM – 7PM in the Narthex of First United Methodist Church.

Private burial will be in U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Memorial Service will be 12 Noon Thursday in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends following the service in the church Narthex.

Pallbearers will be: Dr. David Phillips, Dr. David Nelson, Scott Waller, Ken Bell, Judge Jim Spears and Mike Boyd.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 200 North 15th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901, or PEO Scholarships, Sandy Parker, 604 Wofford Lake Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. David Staggs, Husband
  • Jenna Wertz and her husband Clayton, Daughter
  • Jamie Cregger, Daughter
  • Jody Staggs, Son
  • Helen (Applewhite) Stogner, Mother (deceased)
  • Olson Stogner, Father (deceased)
  • Chim Stogner, Brother
  • Truitt Wertz, Grandchild
  • Tucker Wertz, Grandchild
  • Carson Cregger, Grandchild
  • Everett Cregger, Grandchild
  • Riley Cregger, Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dr. David Phillips, Active Pallbearer
  • Dr. David Nelson, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Waller, Active Pallbearer
  • Ken Bell, Active Pallbearer
  • Judge Jim Spears, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Boyd, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • First United Methodist Church
  • PEO Scholarships, Sandy Parker

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

Memories

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Lawrence Knox

September 11, 2019

Words can’t express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. Your sweet family has been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in knowing that Judy is shining over all of you from above.

Sending love your way,
Lawrence Knox

ANN HARRIS

September 11, 2019

My deepest condolences for your family. You are all in my prayers.

Ann Soteropoulos Harris

Beth and Bobby Knox

September 11, 2019

Dear David, Jenna, Clayton, Jamie, Jody, and dear grandchildren,

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for your sweet and cherished family. Please know that our continued thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. With deepest heartfelt love and sympathy,

Beth and Bobby Knox

Patrick and Connie Christiansen

September 11, 2019

David and family… We are so sorry to hear about Judy. She was a wonderful and caring woman . You are in our thoughts and prayers .
Patrick and Connie

MAROLYN Speer

September 10, 2019

David, Hoy and I just want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!Friends from the distant past, Hoy and Marolyn Speer!

James and Edna Wagoner

September 10, 2019

We are very sorry for your family's loss and please accept our sincere condolences. Your loved one will be missed by everyone.

Brenda Barnwell Scharf

September 10, 2019

Dr. Staggs we wanted to let you know we are so sorry for your loss. We pray comfort for you and your family and those close to you.
With sympathy,
Dian Harris and Brenda Scharf
Daughters of Doris Barnwell

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Biography

Judy Staggs, 72, passed away September 9, 2019 in Fort Smith. She was born November 30, 1946 in Tylertown , Mississippi to Olson Stogner and Helen (Applewhite) Stogner.

She received her Bachelors degree from Mississippi State College for Women and her Masters from Southern Mississippi University. She was a retired teacher from Fort Smith Public Schools.

Judy was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Cornerstone Sunday School Class, PEO Chapter AS, and Naomi Circle.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. David Staggs; two daughters, Jenna Wertz and her husband Clayton, of Dallas, TX, and Jamie Cregger of St. Louis, MO; one son, Jody Staggs of Dallas, TX; one brother, Chim Stogner of Tylertown, MS; five grandchildren, Truitt and Tucker Wertz, Carson, Everett, and Riley Cregger.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 5PM – 7PM in the Narthex of First United Methodist Church.

Private burial will be in U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Memorial Service will be 12 Noon Thursday in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends following the service in the church Narthex.

Pallbearers will be: Dr. David Phillips, Dr. David Nelson, Scott Waller, Ken Bell, Judge Jim Spears and Mike Boyd.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 200 North 15th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901, or PEO Scholarships, Sandy Parker, 604 Wofford Lake Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com