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Anne (Stene) Pepple, 91, who worked as a nurse for many years, died in Butte early Friday morning, April 13, 2012.
She was born May 5, 1920, to Chris and Martha Stene, the youngest of six children. She graduated from Joliet High School in 1938 and after graduating from Billings Deaconess Hospital in 1941 became a registered nurse. Her first job as a nurse was in Big Timber.
She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1942 and on Dec. 2, 1944, married Richard Pepple in San Luis Obispo, Calif. After serving as chief nurse with the 98th Field Hospital on Hawaii and Okinawa, Japan, she was discharged in 1946, returning to live in Illinois.
She worked as a public health nurse and in hospitals until Mr. Pepple died in 1954 in St. Elmo, Ill., where he taught high school. She then moved to DuQuoin, Ill., with her daughter, continued her education at St. Louis University and worked as a school nurse until she retired in 1981.
She then returned to Joliet and served on the Carbon County Health Board. In 2007, she moved to Butte to be near her daughter.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Kay Cammack of Butte.
Services were April 17 at Joliet Lutheran Church. Interment with military honors was in Rockvale Cemetery. Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice in Butte.