Maribeth May Stork was born June, 1954 in Bardstown, Kentucky to Ione Snider May and William Howard May. Her life ended September 16, 2021 in Corydon, Indiana. She has an elder brother John Darrell May, Owensboro, KY; her elder deceased sister, Jean Foreman May; and elder sister Anne May Hamilton of Bardstown, KY; a younger brother William Albert May of Lexington, KY.
Maribeth grew up in Bardstown attending Bardstown Elementary School, Jr. High School and Bardstown High School. She enjoyed her school years but found her greatest love in caring for other children. One of her favorite places was Mrs. Brown’s Children’s Care just down the alley from her home. She spent many hours there and loved every minute of it. She adored children.
After graduating High School, she made a career in childcare. Several families’ grown children today tell wonderful stories of the love and care Maribeth shared with them. She attended Beauty School and had a career as a Stylist at Bernadette’s Beauty Shop.
In the late 70’s she moved to Montgomery, AL to live with her sister Anne and Brother-in-law, John. She was a kindergarten teacher-aide at St. Bede Catholic Elementary & Junior High School, assisting Sr. Annina, an Adrian Dominican. Her sister Anne was the School Librarian. She became the Beloved Aunt to her nephew Leo Haydon Hamilton, and niece Mary Ruth Hamilton. Her sister Jean joined Maribeth in Montgomery, AL and they became roommates for several years.
In the early 80’s they returned to Bardstown and Maribeth entered Elizabethtown Community College and earned her Nursing Degree. On graduating she had a nursing career at Flaget Memorial Hospital and once again became a favorite of many Bardstownians as a Super Nurse.
She married Dennis Stork, in 1992. Dennis became a Computer Programmer and they moved to Douglasville, PA where Dennis worked in his field. Maribeth worked there at a Nursery School. In 2000 they returned briefly to Bardstown, then moved on to Corydon, IN. She followed her career as a Nurse at Harrison Co. Memorial Hospital. Her health forced her to retire in 2006.
A farewell will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery on Saturday October 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Deacon John Hamilton will preside. Please join us in sharing our beloved times with our dear Maribeth.
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