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Rebecca Bales Staley

September 13, 1938 - September 1, 2012

Rebecca Bales Staley, 74, of Bluffton, S.C., passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at NHC Healthcare, Bluffton. Rebecca was born in Jefferson City, Mo., on August 13, 1938, and was the daughter of the late David Lee and Florence Corwin Bales. Rebecca moved to Bluffton 22 years ago and was a member of Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Rebecca is survived by her sons, Jim Ventura of South Park, Pa., David Ventura (Kathy Taylor) of Chadds Ford, Pa., and Ray Ventura of Bluffton, S.C.; two daughters, Karen Hickey (John) of Leesburg, Fla. and Pam Popoli (Charlie) of Millbrook, N.Y.; and two grandchildren, Natalie Ventura and Nathan Ventura. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton. The family will receive friends from 5:30 til 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton. A Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. The family requests memorial donations to be made in memory of Rebecca Bales Staley to Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church Building Fund, 333 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29909 or Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910.

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