Kathy Stephens


Kathy Lee Stephens, age 59, of Elk Park, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Mission Hospital.

Kathy was born on May 2, 1963 in Wayne County, Mich., a daughter of Earl Engel and Janie Hooven Lester. She had a wonderfully artistic and musical talent. Kathy was known for her beautiful floral arrangements. She enjoyed working in her garden, singing, playing guitar and riding horses. Kathy loved her fur babies like her own children.

Kathy leaves behind to cherish her memory husband Christopher Stephens; father, Earl Engel (Marlene); mother, Janie Lester; sons, Gage Rodman (Laura), Jarrett Stephens (Kennedy); daughter, Sara Shew-Buscaglia (Gregg); stepson, Nathan Stephens; stepdaughter, Kayla Stephens (Thomas Beutell); brothers, Kevin Engle, Darrin Engle; stepbrother, Chuck Wyscaver; stepsister Susann Burney; grandchildren, Noah Rodman, Cerenity Stephens, Lane Brooks, Rhyan Brooks, Kai Beutell; several nieces and nephews. Her best friend, Jennifer Carico, and her dog, Haze, also survive.

Services for Kathy Lee Stephens were held on Monday, May 23, 2022, beginning at 3 p.m. from the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Brent Price officiating.

The family received friends beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Mission Hospital and all of the friends and family for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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