March 21, 1926 ~ November 16, 2010

Born in: Kokomo, IN,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Shirley P. Stackhouse Arden – Shirley Pat Stackhouse, 84, of Arden, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Kokomo, IN she was a daughter of the late Clyde C. and Marita Thompson Smith. Shirley was a retired registered nurse and a member of All Saints Anglican Church. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, David W. Stackhouse; one son, Stefan Stackhouse and his wife, Eunice of Black Mountain and one sister, Paula Kresge of Sebring, FL. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, November 19, 2010 in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery with Father William Martin officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in Shirley's memory to CarePartners Health Services, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Dear Dave,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was a beautiful lady. Paul and I enjoyed talking with you both. Most recently we have shared emails and I have enjoyed them. Paul passed away November 16th, 2009. We now have a date in common that we both wish we didn’t. You and your family are in my prayers. Sincerely, Loretta

  2. Steve: I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. I never met your mother, but she must have been very special, because you have always treated Eunice with the highest respect/regard. Wishing you well as you go through the grieving process, may God bless you and continue to encourage you. You have given so much service to Montreat College and our community. Mike and Janet Sonnenberg

  3. Hi Dave, Was saddened to learn of Pat’s death last month. We’re in Labelle, FL for the winter and are getting the Democrat mailed to us. 60 years – that’s VERY good. We’d love to hear from you.
    Orv and Olivia


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