Daphne Gail (Butner) Shehan, 55, passed away on August 4th, 2017 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. She was the daughter of Harold B. Butner and the late Nina Mae Hylemon Butner. In addition to her mother, Gail was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kent Shehan.
Gail worked as a nurse for most of her career. Her nurturing nature extended beyond her workplace as she was always helping those who needed care. She was an intelligent and talented woman who enjoyed crafts including, but not limited to, making jewelry, crocheting and creating beautiful upholstery work. She took great joy in cooking, gardening and tending to her flowers. Gail also loved the outdoors and will be remembered as an amazing fisherwoman. She was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed by those fortunate enough to have known her.
Gail is survived by her son, Kyle William Dylan Shehan and fiancée, Jacque Wiseman, of Bakersville; daughter, Sydney Shehan of Oregon; fiancé and best friend, Jerry Grindstaff of South Toe; father, Harold B. Butner; sister, Donna Lynn Yaccarino and companion, Mike Elliot, of Bakersville; brother, Bryan Butner and companion, Sandra Grindstaff, of Myrtle Beach, SC and her beloved grandson, Brayden Kent Shehan of Bakersville. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Gail's Life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 24th in Halls Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Holt Whitson, Jr. will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Yancey Funeral Services to help with final arrangement expenses.
Celebration of Life
August 24, 2017
Halls Chapel Baptist Church
2265 Halls Chapel Road
Burnsville, NC 28714