ANNA ROWE TEMPLIN STOREY
STOREY, ANNA ROWE TEMPLIN - died at age 94, on Saturday, October
7, 2000, at the Asbury Acres Health Care Center. She was a life- long resident of East Tennessee, primarily of Maryville. Ann, as she was called, was born on July 18, 1906, in Cocke County, Tenn. In spite of the death of both her parents by the time she was seven, she distinguished herself as a bright and industrious young woman at an early age. Through the Fain family of Dandridge and as valedictorian of her high school class, John and Lillian Webb of Maryville saw her as someone who should have an opportunity to go to college. When she came to live in their home on High Street, in order to enroll in Maryville College through their generosity, a special relationship began with the Webb and Proffitt families that continued throughout her life. After graduation from Maryville College, she spent three years at the John Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, where she received her degree in nursing. In 1932, she married Carl McKinley Storey, her Maryville College sweetheart, to whom she remained married until his death in 1972. Before she became a full- time mother, Mrs. Storey was in much demand as a private duty nurse, and she particularly valued having been the nurse/companion for Mrs.
Susan Walker at "Morningside", her beautiful home in the Maryville College woods. In her later years, she returned to this special role with her dear friends, Gray and D.W. Proffitt, the founder of Proffitt's stores. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a gracious, nurturing and intelligent woman who have herself generously and selfishly in the service to others. She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Reeves of Bastrop, La. and Susan Stanton of Hartsdale, N.Y., as well as by seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2000, in the chapel of Asbury Acres Retirement Center with Rev. Norman Stanton officiating. A private graveside service will be Tuesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests, memorial donations may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church or to the "Staff Holiday Fund" at Asbury Acres. Smith Mortuary, Maryville, 983-1000 www.smithmortuary.com