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Stephanie Dumas

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[February 08, 2016]  ST. LOUIS MO - Stephanie Dumas, 65, died Tuesday February 2, at Hidden Lake in St. Louis, Mo.


Stephanie Dumas, 65, died Tuesday February 2, at Hidden Lake in St. Louis, Mo.

She was the third daughter of Donald Nelson, and Rosa Korbe Dumas, born on June 26, 1950 in Lafayette, IN.

She graduated with a nursing degree from Lakeview Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Danville IL and went on to get her physician's assistant degree through a program at Penn State University in Hershey, Pa.

She lived and worked in Pittsburg, for twenty five years, until ill health brought her back to St. Louis a year and a half ago to be closer to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her life partner of 20 years, Ron Preisach of North Carolina, two sisters in Lincoln; Deborah Short, (husband Paul) and Annette Gettleman, and sister Julie Griffith of St. Louis MO, one niece, Elizabeth Short Anceria, (husband Alyx) of Oak Park, one nephew Patrick Gettleman, (wife Shanna) of Williamsville, two great nieces Lauren and Mikenna, and one great nephew, Evan all of Williamsville.

Her wishes were to be cremated. A family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Lincoln Public Library or the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 or visit their web site www.guiding eyes for the blind.

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