Inez Stacey

February 28, 1928 ‒ April 10, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Our beloved Inez “MawMaw” Stacey, 89, formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Inn at Olentangy Trail in Delaware, Ohio.

She was born February 28, 1928 in Houston, Texas; the daughter of the late John and Mamie (Leone) Santoro. She was a sales clerk for Kaplan’s in Houston, and was a member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and very active with the Shriners, and Oak Forest Masonic Lodge 1398. Inez enjoyed spending time and playing cards with her family and friends. She had a giving soul and shared all the she had, except for her beloved bowl of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Later in life, she proudly spent college football Saturdays decked out in scarlet and gray cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Diana (John) Rankin of Lewis Center, Ohio; grandchildren Tara (Kyle) Helmer of Lewis Center, OH, Jill (Francisco) Vega of Concord, CA, Dana (Alan) Duddy of Dublin, Ireland, and Kevin Stacey of Houston, TX; great grandchildren Chase and Tori Helmer, Maxwell and Miles Vega, and Gemma and Grace Duddy and many more family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Edwin Stacey; son Jerry Stacey; brothers Tony, Brice and Nat Santoro; sister Josephine Cloud.

Please join us in remembering her life at 3:00 PM on Monday April 24th at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Refreshments including Blue Bell Ice Cream will be served following the service.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name, Inez Stacey, to the Shriners Children Hospital.

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The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Stacey Family.

  • Our parents were sister and brother and I found you recently and a photo of us 80 years ago. Your daughter Diana helped me find many of our family members. Our
    parents lived 1718 Center Street and 1716 Center Street Houston Texas

    Dolores Josephine Leone

  • We are sending our sincerest condolences to Inez’s family members. She was not only part of our extended family but a dear friend as well. She will be sorely missed and remembered by all who were blessed to know her. But she is now well and happy in heaven with God and his angels. Please know we share in your loss during this sad and difficult time .

  • To the family of Inez Stacey. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Acts 24:15.

  • My prayers are with all of you. The memorial service was beautiful. Wonderful music and message. Inez was my friend at St. Stephen’s UMC and my favorite sales person at Kaplan’s. I am the Inez Brewer that Rev. Otto told the story about her giving my daughter the wedding gift. Inez was a very loving and generous person. I am so glad she had the last part of her life with her family. Blessings to all of you.