Barbara Elaine Patchell (Staples) was born on February 14, 1939 to Christina and Clyde Staples of Carmel, ME. She married her sweetheart Robert Patchell, a U.S. Airman, on May 20, 1961. Their union was blessed with three daughters. Robert preceded her in death on September 22, 1986. After the death of her husband, she settled in Wewahitchka, FL in 1988. She spent the remainder of her days there, taking care of her mother and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Wewahitchka for most of that time. She passed away on January 30, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her brother Edwin Staples, her daughters; Cheryl Fulford, Tina Dickens, and Tonya Patchell, 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was dearly beloved and will be greatly missed.


“If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they are from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there is an ache within my heart that will never go away.” Services held under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home Port St. Joe.