Mary Charlene Staats


Age: 78

wife of longtime Associated Press executive Ed Staats who supported her husband's 40-year career as a reporter, editor, and administrator for the AP when he was appointed in 1984 as the AP's Kentucky bureau chief in a position he held until retiring in 2002, who earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Texas, where the couple met and remained in the Louisville area after his retirement and traveled to several countries together, including Egypt, Jordan, Tibet, China, and Zimbabwe.

Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

Born: December 29, 1938

Died: July 13, 2017

Louisville, Kentucky