Hockemeyer Funeral Home

17629 State Road 37, Harlan, IN


Richard W. Stailey

April 4, 1928June 20, 2019

Richard W. Stailey, 91, of Leo, Indiana, joined our heavenly Father on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Born April 4, 1928, in Defiance, OH, he was the son of the late Marion Stailey and Grace (Wissler) Stailey. He married Janet Millender May 13, 1958. Dick was a member of Harlan United Methodist Church. He was a volunteer for the Harlan Food Bank for over 10 years. He retired from GTE in 1994.

Surviving are his children Chuck (Darlene) of Fortville, Mark (Melissa) of Basalt, CO, and Pam Greer of Leo; grandchildren Quinton (Cindi) of Ft. Wayne, and Damon (Merina Zavala) of Leo, IN; great-grandchildren Shane and Cooper Urick of Ft. Wayne; Coraline Greer of Leo; and his brother Don (Mary Anne) Stailey of Ft. Wayne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet, three brothers, and one sister.

Visitation and the funeral will be held at the Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 IN-37, Harlan, IN 46743 on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Visitation is from 9-11 am; service is at 11. Burial will follow at Leo Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Northeast Allen County Fire and EMS, P. O. Box 428, Grabill, IN 46741.


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  • Calling Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 27, 2019


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Terry DePrey

June 23, 2019

Uncle Dick lived with us in the 50's before he and Aunt Janet got married. Those are happy memories I can never forget!

Jay Ard & Debra Jo Endres-Ard | Lizton, IN

June 22, 2019

Dear Chuck & Darlene - We are sorry and deeply saddened by your family's tremendous loss. Please know you are being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully difficult time. Sending our heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.

Ray Strickland

June 22, 2019

Very sorry to hear of your loss, Chuck. Hang in there, my friend. You and the family are in our prayers.