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Originally published: 2014-03-13 13:42:49
Last modified: 2014-03-13 13:43:34

Kathryn Millsaps Stapleton

Kathryn Millsaps Stapleton, 76, of New River Hills, Boone, passed away Wednesday, 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 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Three Forks Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church, from 1 until 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Reverend David Ricker, the Reverend Ray Greene,  the Reverend Lynn Powers and the Reverend Seth Norris. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday 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 http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.