Mary Louise ‘Mickey’ Staggs


Mary Louise “Mickey” Staggs, 87, of Carriage Drive, died at her home at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Mrs. Staggs was born in Upton, Kentucky, on September 28, 1933, the daughter of Fred Lee and Stella Mae Priddy. She married Harold Eugene Staggs on July 5, 1952. The couple had two sons, Dennis, who died in 1997, and Tim, who survived. They also have five grandchildren: Dylan, Troy, Kennedy, Grace, and Olivia, as well as five great ~ grandchildren, all of whom have survived, with another coming soon. Mrs. Staggs worked most of her life at Arvin Industries in Columbus. Since 1972, he has been a homemaker, having spent his time over the years with children and grandchildren. Neighbors would always find him working in the yard, often wearing a winter coat and hat even in 90-degree weather. In recent years, he has almost worried himself about the fact that his grandchildren don’t seem to be able to afford jeans without holes in them.

Mrs. Staggs was also survived by her sisters Inita Smith of Columbus and Judy Preston of Elizabethtown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Harold; his son, Dennis; and his two brothers Larry and Freddie Priddy.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Jewell ~ Rittman Family Funeral Home with Dinah Staggs officiating. After the service, she will lie down next to her husband Harold at Garland Brook Cemetery. The visit will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In exchange for flowers, the family requested souvenirs to be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Alzheimer’s Association.

You are invited to view his tribute video, light a virtual candle of remembrance and send a message of condolence to the Staggs family via the funeral home website:

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