Yvonne Staples; was part of ‘God’s very best hitmakers’; at 80

Record – This March 15, 1999 record photography shows the sibling group The Staples Singers, from left, Pervis, Cleotha, Pops, Mavis, and Yvonne at the Stone Hall of Popularity induction wedding ceremony in NY. Yvonne Staples, whose tone of voice and business acumen driven the success of her family’s Staples Performers gospel group, has died at age 80. The Chicago funeral home Leak and Sons says that she died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at home in Chicago.
CHICAGO — Yvonne Staples, whose tone of voice and business acumen powered the success of the Staple Singers, her family’s hit-making gospel group that topped the charts in the first 1970s with the songs ”I’ll Take You There,” has died. She was 80.

Neglect Staples died Tuesday at home in Chicago, relating to Chicago funeral home Leak and Sons. Invoice Carpenter, a family group friend, said she acquired colon cancer.

She performed with her sisters Mavis and Cleotha and their father, Pops, on hits such as ”Admiration Yourself” and ”I’ll Take You There,” their first No. 1 strike.