Stephanie Wilhelmi 23, Of Amissville

Published 9:08 am Sunday, August 15, 2010

AMISSVILLE, July 10 – Stephanie Rose Wilhelmi, 23, of Amissville, VA, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in an auto-mobile accident in Louden County. She was born in Arlington Hospital on October 27, 1984 to Kent Charles Wilhelmi and Kendall Blair Wilhelmi.

Stephanie had one brother, Marshall Kenneth Wilhelmi, 17, with whom she was very close.

She attended schools in Reston, Gainesville, and Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. She graduated in 2003 from Brentsville Senior High School in Nokesville, and attended Nova Community College.

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Stephanie worked as a server for TGI Fridays in Leesburg, and dreamed of a future career working with animals. Stephanie Rose loved all animals and could most often be found in the company of her beloved black Labrador, Bella. She was a vibrant young woman who loved life, her friends and especially her family.

Stephanie is survived by her mother, Kendall Blair Wilhelmi of Amissville; father, Kent Charles Wilhelmi and step-mother, Audrey Sullivan Wilhelmi of Nokesville; brother, Marshall Kenneth Wilhelmi of Amissville; paternal grandfather, Quentin Wilhelmi of Farmville; and maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Janice Orr of Edmond, OK, as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Stephanie was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Gretchen Wilhelmi of Farmville, on March 25, 1996.

A viewing was held at Moser Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 9. A second viewing was Thursday at 2 p.m. followed by services at 3 p.m.

On Friday, July 11, a mass will be held at 12 noon at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Farmville, 709 Buffalo Street, Farmville, VA 23901. Following the mass, a graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 at Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery, where Stephanie will be laid to rest next to her grandmother, Gretchen Wilhelmi.

For those interested in making memorial donations, Stephanie's wish would be to give to the Fauquier SPCA, or your local SPCA or animal shelter.

Her family would like to thank all those that loved Stephanie and were so supportive and helpful through this difficult time. For all of those that knew her, she will be remembered as free spirited, strong and always standing up for what she believed in. When-ever Stephanie ended a phone conversation or was heading out, she always said “I love you”, to friends and family. She would want all of us left behind to follow that example.

Moser Funeral Home is serving the family.