NORTHPORT – Edna Mae Staples, 70, of Northport, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at a Bangor healthcare facility. She was born March 17, 1934, in Bath, the daughter of Glenwood and Dora (Bishop) Sukeforth. Edna grew up in Bath and Waldoboro before her marriage to Eugene Staples. She then traveled with her husband in the Army for 20 years before moving back to Belfast in 1977 and to Winterport in 1985. She was a 55-year member and Past Master of the Meenahga Grange in Waldoboro and a member and deputy of the State Grange. Edna taught Sunday school and was a caravan leader of the Nazarene Church. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, knitting, gardening and reading. She also loved being there for her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Staples Sr.; a brother, John Sukeforth; two great-grandchildren, Jade Tibbetts and Crystal Tibbetts. Edna is survived by her children, Susan Rankin of Indiana, Sheri Bowles and husband, Earl, of Northport, Sandi Blake and husband, Terry, of Winterport, Eugene Staples Jr. of Florida, and Jeanette Hatt and husband, Buddy, of Gouldsboro; her brothers and sisters, Ralph Sukeforth and wife, Marilyn, Lillian Johnson, Glenda Dore and husband, Alden, Mary Peaslee and husband, Philip, Phillip Sukeforth and wife, Sandra, and Bobby Sukeforth and wife, Vivian; 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Belfast Church of the Nazarene, Swan Lake Ave., Belfast. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the camp fund at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave, Belfast.