Annette Hepler Stover, 53, of Hot Springs, Virginia went to be with her Lord Friday, October 21, 2022, at her home.

She was born December 19,1968 in Bath County, the daughter of Lois Cassell Hepler and the late Paul Edwin Hepler.

Annette was employed as a housekeeping manager at Bath Community Hospital.

She was a member of Faith Covenant Family Church, who loved to cook, bake, and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Annette is survived by her husband, Joseph Brian Stover of Hot Springs; three children, Nathan Hepler & wife Emily of Westmoreland, New York, Rebecca Stover & husband Jeremy Clarke of Clifton Forge, Virginia, Joseph Paul Stover of Hot Springs; two grandchildren, Owen & Ryder Hepler; brothers, Mark Hepler and Timmy Hepler; and a sister, Rita McCune.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Shaver officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Doris Via Cancer Fund.

Arrangements are being handled by McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home.


  1. She was always such an encouraging soul. She will be greatly missed by many.
    Love you Nettie. Long long time.

  2. She was a great lady. Always caring and met you with a smile. She will be missed.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Growing up it was always an exciting time when Uncle Paul, Aunt Lois and the kids came to visit us in Roanoke. We had a lot of good times together. Being 10 years older than Annette, I remember when she was born. My mother (Aunt Faye) always thought that Net was the prettiest baby she had ever seen. She WAS a beautiful baby who grew up to be a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, cousin and friend. Annette, our lives were better for having shared them with you.
    My condolences to all of the family. Cousin Rhonda

  4. A niece that was loved. Always a happy soul.

  5. Annette was truly a happy person and shared that happiness in every situation. She will be missed

  6. Steve and I both worked with her at the hotel…. She was a good lady and we liked her and Brian very much. Our loss is most certainly heaven’s gain. Prayers for her family.

  7. Words are hard to come by right now. Brian, Rebecca and JP, as well as Lois and family, I am asking God to bring you comfort and peace. Keep all your memories fresh and just know how much Annette was loved and how she will be missed by so many.

  8. She was a special lady that loved Jesus! Our hearts go out to Lois and Brian and the rest of the family! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
    Sending our heartfelt condolences,

    The Kindred Hospice Team

  10. Clark and I remember Annette as a child always smiling when her family visited Aunt Faye and Uncle Clayton in Roanoke. We are so sorry. My mother Hulen Banks and our family in Hillsville are keeping your family in our prayers and thoughts. God’s comfort

  11. So sorry to hear of Annette’s passing . Her smile and willingness to help out, were never forgotten, and neither will she. I will continue to keep the family in my prayers.

  12. Annette was such a bright light in our family and I know her light is shining even brighter with her angel wings. I have fond and special memories of her visits when we were young and will always remember her beautiful smile. Holding the family in my heart and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy and condolences,

  13. Annette was always a pleasure to run into. Her sweet smile, kind words and pleasant nature always left me feeling like she genuinely enjoyed the encounter, no matter how brief. I was so privileged to know her when her faith was young and adulthood yet lay before her. Although the years passed rapidly and I didn’t get to see her as often, I always remembered her as a genuine friend, a compassionate person just like her precious mom and dad. When she passed the other night, drawing her final breath while laying her head on the breast of Nathan her son, she immediately drew her first breath in heaven. She’s there now awaiting us. We are not far from home.

  14. My heart hurts to hear this, as Annette was such a kind and caring person. Praying for Brian, Lois, her siblings, children and grandchildren. So very, very sorry.


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