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John Jerome Staton
June 08, 1921 - April 14, 2018
Born June 8, 1929, to the parents of Elzie Jerome Staton and Helen LaVonne Huffman Staton in Columbus, Ohio, he is survived by three children, Katherine Staton Young, Joan Staton (Mark) Siem, and James Arthur (Laura) Staton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Shirley Ann Welch Staton; his oldest son, Robert Jerome Staton; and his sister, Virginia Staton Dailey.
John graduated from North High, Columbus, Ohio, in 1947 and Dartmouth College in 1951, a comparative literature and philosophy major. He married Shirley upon graduation and attended Union Theological Seminary in New York City, receiving a master of divinity degree in 1954.
During the course of his life, the Rev. Staton served four churches, Union, Congregational Church, Glenwood, Minnesota; St. Johns Reformed, UCC, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; First Congregational Christian Church, UCC, Kokomo, Indiana; and Union Congregational Church, UCC, Green Bay, Wisconsin. He retired to Carmel, Indiana, in 1989.
John, a lifelong member of Rotary and a member of First Congregational Church, UCC, Indianapolis, Indiana, served on the board of Northland College and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. He was an avid supporter of environmental and human rights issues, was politically active, and had a love affair with the north woods.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Flanner Buchanan - Carmel. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. May 13, First Congregational Church, Indianapolis, UCC.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Fuller Center for Housing, The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, or First Congregational Church, UCC, Indianapolis.
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