Stephanie was born in Johnson City October 3, 1959 the eldest child of Kenneth and Betty Taylor of Jonesborough. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Fred Story and their two son, Kenneth Jason Story of Mooresburg, Tennessee and Aaron Christopher Story of Jonesborough; her sister, Jennifer Lynne Taylor; and her brother Mark Edward Taylor, both of Jonesborough. She was known as “Granna” to her granddaughters, Chloe Abigail and Camden Olivia Story, of whom she derived great joy and their mother Megan Mckee Story of Johnson City. She is also survived by her granddaughter Emily Madison Story of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was fortunate to have had many dear friends in her life whom she loved and cared for deeply.
Stephanie was a woman of great faith and a member of First Christian Church of Johnson City where she enjoyed being a member of the choir as well as being active in many of the other church functions. She was blessed to have two church families, one at First Christian Church, and one at Union Christian Church. A special thanks to the members and dear friends of the First Christian Church Anchor Class who have been such a wonderful blessing to Stephanie and her family.
She was a graduate of David Crockett High School and earned a BS Degree in Nursing at East Tennessee State University. Stephanie retired from the VA Medical Center at Mountain Home after 37 years of service as the dental assistant to an oral surgeon, a scrub tech, and later a circulating nurse in the operating room, finishing her career in administration as the Outpatient Clinical Co-coordinator. She had a deep love and concern for our veterans whom she served for so many years.
She was an excellent cook, and loved preparing meals for her families and friends. Her hobbies were her granddaughters, gardening, cross stitch, quilting, and spending time knitting with her dear friends. She loved being outdoors enjoying all of God’s many wonders and sights.
Stephanie was truly an inspiration and a blessing to all of us fortunate to have known her.
God blessed us with a wonderful and beautiful daughter whom we loved and enjoyed for many years. But God wanted her also. So we are left to enjoy our memories of her as we strive toward that goal which she has already attained through our Lord Savior Jesus Christ.
Mom and Dad
A Celebration of Life will be led by Dr. Tim Wallingford on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at First Christian Church of Johnson City. Music will be by the First Christian Church Choir, directed by Mike Imboden. The Ceremony will begin at 2:00 P.M. with a time to mingle and visit with family and friends at the conclusion. In lieu of flowers, Donation envelopes for the American Cancer Society will be available at the Celebration. A special Thank You to my friends who have been such a Blessing.
Obituary place courtesy of Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City