Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home

602 East Washington Street, Greencastle, IN


Janet Sue Staley

November 30, 1944September 2, 2019

Janet Sue Staley, 74, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 2, 2019.

Janet was born on November 30, 1944 to John and Rose Bombei, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was raised on the Holbrook Dairy Farm in Amo, IN. She was a 1962 graduate of Amo High School, then was employed at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. She worked there until she married Kenneth “Kenny” David Barr on September 4, 1965. Both were members at Amo Baptist Church. Their first daughter, Cindy was born in September 1966. Kenny then passed away on February 3, 1968. Their second daughter, Cathy, was born eight months later in October 1968. Janet then joined the Greencastle First Baptist Church in March 30, 1969. Here, she met William “Bill” Gordon Staley and they wed August 23, 1969. Their daughter, Laura, was born in July 1974.

Janet’s second place of employment was at First Baptist Church, Greencastle, as an Administrative Assistant. She worked there for 41+ years, retiring August 2, 2019. Janet’s hobbies included spending time with her children, grandchildren and her three grand-dogs, Rosco, Murphy, and Peyton, vacationing in her favorite place, Gatlinburg, TN, quilting, working puzzles, and being outdoors in the woods or driving through the country. She dearly loved all kinds of animals and took care of many stray animals.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, Kenny and Bill, grandson Ian Christian Miller, and siblings, Maurice Bombei, Robert Bombei, Richard “Dickie” Bombei, and Martha Cline.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy (Tobin) Miller of Brazil, Cathy (Mark) Tesmer of Greencastle, and Laura (George) Fernandez of Plainfield; step-children, Jeff (Pat) Staley, Linda Staley, Brett (Lynn) Barr; grandchildren, Josh Hinkle, Samantha Miller, Thomas Tesmer, Sarah (Brett) Saylor, Ethan Sparks, Megan (Josh) Smith, Evan Staley, Sean Barr, and Kaitlyn Barr; siblings, Jack Bombei, David “Butch “ (Pat) Bombei, Ruth (Ron) Thornburgh; sisters-in-laws, Anita (Max) McEnulty, Mary Ruth Jones, Janet Barr, Vonnie (Rex) Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 404 Judson Drive Greencastle. Interment will follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 6th at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Janet to the Charles Stanley “In Touch Ministries” P.O. Box 7900 Atlanta, GA, 30357.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com


  • Charles Stanley "In Touch Ministries"


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


Janet Sue Staley

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Jason Holm

September 12, 2019

Dear friends and family of Janet,
Sue and I were very young when we showed up in Greencastle way back when. Being called as associate pastor at First Baptist was my first full time ministry position. Working with Paul Bowen was a wonderful adventure. However, I quickly learned that Janet was the one holding the church together (no offence, Paul ;-). I remember her as being nothing but supportive, understanding and patient - especially when my two little boys would come storming through the church office. I praise the Lord for Janet's faithful service to the Lord for so many years. She will be missed. Our heartfelt condolances to her family and friends. Peace, Jason and Sue

Pam Rossok

September 4, 2019

Janet will always be remembered as a very caring person. She will be missed.

Paula Matthews

September 4, 2019

Hello Laura and family,

My deepest condolences to you and the family. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

Esther and Ron Combs

September 4, 2019

Cindi, Cathy, Laura and Families,
May God give you comfort and peace with the passing of your mother, Janet. She was a very special and beautiful lady and she was a blessing to all who knew her. Our prayers are with you all.
Ron and Esther

Susan Roberts

September 4, 2019

Cindi, Cathy, and Laura—Wayne and I are so sorry to learn that your mom has died, or as I like to say—been promoted to Glory! I know your hearts are hurting and yet rejoicing for her. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many fond memories of our times at 1st Baptist. Susi Roberts

Christina Shoemaker

September 3, 2019

Mrs. Staley was a wonderful lady. I spent a great deal of time with her and her family growing up. I felt very welcomed in their home. Sending my love to the entire family.

David and Susie Cline

September 3, 2019

Cindy, Cathy, Laura, and Family. We are so deeply saddened for your loss. In the coming days, months, and even years there will be times that you will want or need to tell/ask you mom something or need advice .know she is will always be there in spirit and in your hearts. Always look back at time you've spent with her and cherish them. We send you our Love and we will pray for peace, comfort, strength, and guidance for all of you. Your mom was a very special lady to us and we will miss her very much. Take Comfort in knowing that By Gods Love and Saving Grace, we will be reunited with her again.Take the Love she had for everyone and spread it throughout your lives. Hugs with lots of Love with prayers to you all. David and Susie Cline