Stefany Sue Nalepa

Stefany Sue Nalepa, 36 years old, of Pecor Street, Portland, New York passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 21, 2013 after fighting a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Stefany was born March 24, 1977 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and was the daughter of the late Steven Mapes and Candis Barr Mapes. She has lived in the Portland, New York area for the past 14 years.

Stefany graduated from DMACC University of Des Moines, Iowa where she majored in Culinary Arts. She also was in the United States Army and served her country from 1996 to 1998. Besides loving and enjoying her family, she loved cooking, gardening and all her pets.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Nalepa Jr., whom she married on February 11, 1998; one son Ethan Nalepa of Portland, New York; her mother, Candis Mapes of Des Moines, Iowa; and one sister, Casey Mapes, of Des Moines, Iowa.

Besides her father, she was predeceased by one brother, Ryder Mapes.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning, October 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, New York. The Rev. Sandy Ball of the Fellowship Church of Brocton, New York will officiate. At the conclusion of the service, full military honors will be conducted by the John W. Dill Ameri-can Legion Post 434 of Brocton, New York.

There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are by the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, New York.