Kathryn Millsaps Stapleton, age 76, of New River Hills, Boone, passed away Wednesday morning, March 12, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Kathryn was born May 7, 1937 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Mamie Dishman Millsaps. She was a retired LPN, medical and surgical assistant for Dr. Clayton Dean. Kathryn was also a medical and surgical assistant for the physicians of Blowing Rock Hospital. She was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church.

Kathryn was loving mother, grandmother, sister, caregiver and friend to all.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, Claude Stapleton of the home; two sons, Mike Stapleton and wife Pam, and David Stapleton and wife Shannon, all of Boone; two grandsons, Jacob Stapleton and wife Carrie of Charlotte, and Daniel Stapleton and wife Stephanie of Boone; three granddaughters, Kristen McGinnis and husband Aaron of Vilas, Victoria Stapleton and Katherine Stapleton, both of Boone; five great-grandsons, Smith Stapleton, Zack Stapleton, Mason McGinnis, Graham Stapleton, Ethan Perry, and Ayla Perry; two sisters, Julia Parks and Betty Younce, both of Toledo, Ohio, and two brothers, Arvel Millsaps and wife Pauline, and Allen Millsaps and wife Gail, all of the Bethel Community. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Stapleton; one granddaughter, Jacqueline Stapleton; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Stapleton, and her father and mother, Roscoe and Mamie Dishman Millsaps, and a sister Rachel Millsaps Arnette.

Funeral services for Kathryn Millsaps Stapleton will be conducted Sunday afternoon, March 16, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Three Forks Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend David Ricker, Reverend Ray Greene, Reverend Lynn Powers and Reverend Seth Norris. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Three Forks Baptist Church.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Three Forks Baptist Church, 1922 US Highway 421 South, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

The family respectfully requests no food.

Online condolences may be sent to the Stapleton family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangement.



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