Theresa Dede (Talty) Stone

Theresa Dede (Talty) Stone

Theresa Stone of Fernandina Beach, Florida surrendered her long term battle with cancer passing into the arms of God on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Theresa was born to Thomas & Hulda Talty on February 23, 1958 in Springfield Missouri, the youngest of seven children. As a child, she was active in Girl Scouts and a member of the Bonnie Drum Corps at Kickapoo High School, graduating in 1976. Theresa received her undergraduate and Masters Degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla - School of Mines. After a few years working in the petroleum industry, Theresa then went to work for Waste Management, Inc., as a Hydrogeologist and Environmental Geological Engineer for Waste Management, Inc. in Texas, Illinois, Georgia and Florida.

Theresa had a beautiful smile, an exciting laugh that immediately made you happy and she laughed often! Theresa loved bird watching, fossil collecting, painting, and traveling. She was active in her community including: Girl Scouts, PTO, and her church.

Theresa was a dear sweet lady, devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend who left this world a better place because of who she was and what she left us with along the way! While she will be missed beyond expression, we now have another angel in heaven watching over each of us.

Theresa is survived by her husband Brad and daughter Sarah in Fernandina Beach Florida, four sisters, Maureen Bittle in Ozark, Missouri; Katherine Schiers in Victor, Idaho; Brenda Woolsey in Denver, Colorado; Becky Ota in San Francisco, California; one brother Tom Talty in Billings, Missouri and brother-in-law Wayne Shaw in Stotts City, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to the or to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 27, 2013