Peter M. Staggs

Peter Michael “Mike” Staggs, 52, of Shippensburg, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Born Saturday, Oct. 26, 1968, in Russellville, Arkansas, he was a son of Gloria O’Donnell and the late John Hughes.

Mike was a graduate of Russellville High School. He joined the United States Army, specializing in 2/N10 Forward Area Alerting Radar Repair, and was awarded the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and Expert Badge, Grenade. He also participated in training for “Operation Desert Storm.” At the completion of his military service, he attended Hagerstown Business College with an emphasis in Marketing and Management.

He, together with his wife, Katie, owned and operated American Material Supply, he was a volunteer at Chambersburg Hospital and was an ordained minister. He enjoyed playing guitar and keyboard, often performing at worship services.

Surviving are his wife, Katie Spackman Staggs; his mother, Gloria O’Donnell; four children, Elizabeth (Kris) Powell, Fayetteville, Erik Staggs, Shippensburg, and Tobin and Treslyn Staggs, at home; four grandchildren, Shana, Mitchel and Isla Powell and Hunter Staggs; and one brother, McKinlee O’Donnell.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the Living Faith Chapel, 8770 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257, with the Rev. Eldon Martin officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, or

Services will be live-streamed on YouTube. Visit: to view services and on their Facebook Page under “Living Faith Chapel Shippensburg.”

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