This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Stori. Her sweet smile will be with us for eternity. Thank you for visiting and please feel free to leave a tribute, share a story or post a photo.
  • 49 years old
  • Born on October 9, 1963 .
  • Passed away on August 17, 2013 .

On Saturday August 17th, while in her sleep at home, our precious Stori passed on to eternal life.  Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our beautiful, sweet girl.  Stori fought her cancer with grace, courage and dignity.  We pray for her and for all of those who are affected by this insidious disease.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777.  Thank you for all of the prayers, support and heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Steele Shepherd on October 9, 2018
Happy Birthday baby sister, can hardly wait to see you again. Much love always.
Posted by Shannon Smith on October 9, 2018
Happy Birthday. I am sure you are celebrating your 55th and watching over us. We will have a few beverages as we always do in your honor. And smile at all the wonderful memories. Miss you.
Posted by Hedda Depew on August 18, 2018
Stori, my beautiful friend. I miss you badly but I know you are in a better place now. Your friend, always Hedda
Posted by Bonnie Troy on August 17, 2018
I am sure you are dancing with the Angels. We miss your beautiful smile. Love, Bonnie & Jeff Troy
Posted by Jackie Nadeau on August 17, 2018
Thinking of you Jon.....hugs from NH
Posted by Shannon Smith on August 17, 2018
Can't believe that it's been 5 years. We still think of you often and cherish our wonderful memories. Miss that beautiful smile and your gentle soul.
Posted by April Emrie on August 17, 2018
Stori is missed by many and loved by all that knew her. She will always be present when I am in nature, she was such an outdoor girl. I feel her around water, golf course, animals and plants.
Posted by Steele Shepherd on August 17, 2018
Miss you baby girl. Look forward to seeing you again! Mom loves you dearly.
Posted by Hedda Depew on October 10, 2017
Dear Stori, Happy Birthday! My dear friend, forever you are in my thoughts. You shine on me with your beautiful smile and give me hope to see you again. With much Love, Hedda
Posted by Shannon Smith on October 9, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!! We will have a beverage in your honor like we do every year. We are so blessed we have you watching over us. Give Jake a hug and kiss for us. We are sure you are celebrating too. We miss and love you our dear friend. -Shannon & Tod
Posted by Steele Shepherd on October 9, 2017
Happy Birthday from Mom and Steele! Can't wait to see you again. Much Love Always
Posted by MIKE KEENAN on October 9, 2017
Again I'm a little late with this but happy birthday. Still will never forget the day we met on Lake and you felt so sorry for me who had prostate cancer but you had the big charlie yourself and never said a word. WILL always miss your great love for others. mjk
Posted by Shannon Smith on August 17, 2017
Can't believe it's been 4 years. It seems like we where all together yesterday. We will always miss your laughter and smile. And I know you are watching over all the people you love. I look up and I smile thinking of you. Tod and I miss you always and forever.
Posted by Steele Shepherd on August 17, 2017
Miss you baby sister. Can't wait to see you again. "Even so, come Lord Jesus!" Steele
Posted by Peter (Peto) Flannery on August 17, 2017
Miss you sweetie one love ❤ Peto
Posted by Shannon Smith on October 9, 2016
Happy Birthday!!! We still miss the laughter and the great memories. We will celebrate with you today. We know you are having a party today and having a great time with Jake.
Posted by Peter (Peto) Flannery on August 17, 2016
Love and miss you sweetie. Your light is always shining bright
Posted by JR Hatchett on August 17, 2016
It seems like yesterday we all was having a wonderful time in the keys and you was always smiling. You will be missed, A true friend. See you again one day. Stay strong Jon
Posted by Hedda Depew on August 17, 2016
Hello dear Stoi, my true friend! All we shared and all the wonderful memories we created will always be in my heart. I have to say, I truely missing you. Your great persona and your always beautiful smile. One time though, we will meet again with the Lord. Love to you and love to Jon.
Posted by Shannon Smith on August 17, 2016
Stori,, Tod and I think of you often and smile about all the good times we shared together. You are missed dearly. It gives us peace knowing you and Jake are together watching over all the ones that love you. Miss you girl.
Posted by Steele Shepherd on August 17, 2016
Love you and miss you dear sister. Look forward to seeing you in Heaven. Much love always, your brother, Steele
Posted by Hedda Depew on October 20, 2015
Hallo dear Stori, I do know, you are hearing me through the heavenly sky, as the autumn winds blow my thoughts and prayers to your soul. We are missing you and knowing that you are in a better place. Isabella and Richard and I will be looking up to you and celebrating you, keeping you always in our memories. Love you, always, Hedda
Posted by Linda Long on October 10, 2015
I thought about you yesterday and knew it was your birthday.... I miss you.
Posted by Michelle Hackler on October 10, 2015
Happy birthday, cousin! I love you so much, and still miss you every day. I am thankful you are in your perfectly heavenly body, to never suffer or cry again. i just wish it had been possible for a cure for you while you were still here. I will be running to see you again at those Pearly Gates, when my time here is done. Until that time, I love you dearly and carry you daily in my heart. xoxo
Posted by MIKE KEENAN on October 10, 2015
Happy birthday girl, I'm a little late with my wishes but up there you could care less. Watch over us all.....mjk
Posted by Shannon Smith on October 9, 2015
Happy Birthday!! We will toast you with a few beverages and smile remembering all the great times. Cheers! We miss you.
Posted by Steele Shepherd on October 9, 2015
Happy Birthday Sweetheart, we miss you and love you. Mom & Steele
Posted by Peter (Peto) Flannery on October 9, 2015
Happy birthday
Posted by Steele Shepherd on August 17, 2015
Missing you today baby sister. Much love always, your brother
Posted by Jonathan Hughes on August 17, 2015
Thoughts of you make me smile and I'm thankful for the wonderful memories. Love you always.
Posted by April Emrie on August 17, 2015
I always feel your presence. We all miss you and grieve in our own ways. I live my life differently now because of what your life taught me. Ilook forward to seeing you again.
Posted by Peter (Peto) Flannery on August 17, 2015
Always the happiest and best thoughts when thinking of you Storie. love you Peto
Posted by Joe ONeal on August 17, 2015
Love you and think of you often. Sure missed having you as my partner in the mixed tournaments. We would have kicked but.!!
Posted by Hedda Depew on October 10, 2014
Liebe Stori, on your Birthday today my heart is close to yours! I can see your beautiful smile and I feel very connected to you. Love you, yours Hedda
Posted by Peter (Peto) Flannery on October 9, 2014
"The everlasting light of stori is shining strong :) miss you sweetie xoxo love Peto:)" Happy birthday ! :)
Posted by Susan Jensen on October 9, 2014
I know you're having a heavenly birthday today !!! Sending love to you girlfriend !!
Posted by Dottie Ottmo on October 9, 2014
Stori, my precious niece, i send you my love. We miss you so much. Please know that the world is not the same without your sweet and brilliant smile and infectious laughter. You were and are our beautiful baby girl and you're one of a kind. I'm very thankful you are not suffering any more. Hugs and kisses to you, Darling.
Posted by Shannon Smith on October 9, 2014
Happy Birthday! I know you and Jake are having a great time. We will always miss your kind heart and your beautiful smile.
Posted by Lucille Coyne on October 9, 2014
Happy birthday Stori! May your heavenly golf game today, be as wonderful as you are! Love, Jim and Lucille
Posted by April Emrie on October 9, 2014
Remembering my sweet little sister today. It hardly seems real that she is gone and yet I miss her very much. I am only comforted by knowing she is in a place where she is happy and is not suffering as only our Heavenly Father can provide.
Posted by Libby Parker on October 9, 2014
Missing Stori today, thankful that she surrounds us with peace.
Posted by Steele Shepherd on October 9, 2014
Happy Birthday Stori from Mom and Steele. We love and miss you!
Posted by MIKE KEENAN on August 18, 2014
We still miss you girl and continue to watch over us.....
Posted by Joe ONeal on August 18, 2014
Think of Stori all the time and miss her soooo much!!
Posted by Shannon Smith on August 18, 2014
Stori, You are deeply missed. Especially your kind heart and easy smile. We are so blessed that we had you in our life.
Posted by Peter (Peto) Flannery on August 18, 2014
The everlasting light of stori is shining strong :) miss you sweetie xoxo love Peto:)
Posted by April Emrie on August 17, 2014
Remembering my lovely sweet sister today and knowing my parents and siblings and her loving husband are missing her as I am. I know she would want us to celebrate her life and the memory of knowing her when she was healthy and enjoying her blessed life that Jonathon provided for them. They truly lived a wonderful life the short time she was here and she was very thankful God had blessed them with the ability to live that life.
Posted by Libby Parker on August 17, 2014
Fond memories of Stori. Thinking of you Pugs. Tons of love, Libby
Posted by Steele Shepherd on August 17, 2014
We all miss you Stori and your sweet smile. I love you dearly and look forward to seeing you again. Lord, please bless Stori's family, friends and love ones richly and abundantly above all I can think or ask. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Posted by Hedda Depew on August 17, 2014
Dear Family, Stori, we all are missing you. I like to reach out to all of you who are feeling your loss so deeply. I have you in my heart and spirit, always, and I am looking forward seeing you again, my dear friend Stori. Love to you.

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