She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on Dec. 17, 1952, to August Lewis Stemm and Cora Watkins Stemm.
She was a member of the Why Me Breast Cancer Support Group and enjoyed going to Camp Bluebird and she also loved to travel, was an avid reader, and spending holidays and outings with family.
She is survived by sister Mary Ann Hofmann, Center Point, brothers David L. Stemm (and wife Kathy), Brazil, and John Shipley (and wife Maxine), Melbournce, Fla., nieces and nephews Jason Sisk, Tara McCullough, Afton Hoffman, Sarah Royer, and Cory and Nicholas Hofmann, as well as other special nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
Also surviving is close friend Norma Boyll.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Callahan-DeBaun Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, with Pastor Jerry Caskey officiating. Visitation is from 12:30-3 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.
Cremation will follow services.