Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


February 11, 2014

Emily Ann Stapleton 1999-2014

ASHLAND — Emily Ann Stapleton, 14, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Emily was born Feb. 18, 1999, in Ashland, a daughter of Angela Stapleton of Ashland. She was a former student at Crabbe Elementary School and Verity Middle School. Emily loved her schools and was a good student who was proud to be on the honor roll, a member of the Chain Links Club (anti-bullying club) and played violin in the Ashland Independent School District’s strings program. She loved nature and reading and attended Renfrew Baptist.

Emily is also survived by a sister, Diane Stapleton; her maternal grandmother, Carma Stapleton of Ashland; and her beloved pet, Spidey Parker.

Preceding her in death was her maternal grandfather, James L. Stapleton.

Funeral services to celebrate Emily’s life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Brother David Greene will bring a comforting message. Final rest will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to kilgorecollier.com.


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