Joye Staton passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Wichita, KS.

Joye was born in Manhattan, KS, on Aug. 22, 1920, the only child of M.G. “Glen” & Ruth (Horne) Teeple.

She attended Manhattan schools and graduated from K-State University with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Institutional Management. After completing a dietetic internship at Cincinnati General Hospital, she remained on the staff as a Clinical Dietician.

At the Abilene Memorial Hospital she was a dietitian, preparing the department for accreditation. She also worked for St. John’s Hospital in Salina and later was the Director of Dietetic Services at Asbury Hospital.

In 1978 she moved with her husband to Topeka and remained a resident until 2017 when relocating to Wichita. In Topeka, she was a member of Lowman Methodist Church and its golden beacon class, Shawnee County Club 9 hole ladies golf group, Eta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Topeka Civic Nucomers and several bridge groups.

She married J. Wayne (Jay) Staton on Nov. 20, 1943, and celebrated 66 years of marriage before his death in 2009. She is survived by sons Jeff Staton of Wichita and Jon (Kathy) Staton of Independence, MO., and daughter Jill (Neil) Phalen, of Salina.

A memorial service will be held later with internment in the Abilene Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 S.W. 21st., Topeka, KS, 66604.

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