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1976 Nicole 2022

Nicole Lynn Storey

April 20, 1976 — August 7, 2022

Nicole Lynn Storey, 46

Nicole was born in Orange City, Iowa on Tuesday, April 20th, 1976 to Thomas and Sharon (Galles) Harpenau. As the 5th of 7 children she was born into a busy, noisy household. She was very studious and was by all accounts the smartest of those 7 children. Nicole graduated from Rogers High School in Rogers, AR but her heart belonged to Spalding Catholic High School in Granville, Iowa. Her college years included the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Management Information Systems and marriage to Thomas Ryan Storey, on June 7th, 1997.

Tom and Nicole welcomed two sons, Trevor and Ryan, while living in Iowa, before settling permanently in Olathe, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Kansas City brought her closer to most of her siblings and more importantly brought her Kayla to complete their family of five. She was an IT Analyst for Principal Financial for 24 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and she enjoyed being a spectator at her kids’ activities, reading fiction, going to the movies, playing cards and really any game, and all time spent with her husband, family and friends. She was a rule follower but also fun to be around and had the best sense of humor.

Nicole was diagnosed with cancer 6 years ago. She inspired us by her strength, courage and bravery throughout her battle. She endured so much and never complained. 

Nicole is survived by her loving husband, Thomas, their children, Trevor(special friend, Jordan), Ryan(special friend, Ellie) and Kayla, her parents, Thomas and Sharon Harpenau, Alton, IA, siblings, Jeff Harpenau(Kathy) Kansas City, MO, Sheila Thelen(Tony), West Okoboji, IA, Melissa Heying(Dean) Overland Park, KS, Gina Diggs(Shaun) Olathe, KS, Crystal Bauer(Robert) Prairie Village, KS, Leah Murphy(Michael) Sheldon, IA. Mother-in-law, Cheryl Flatness(Mike) Rockwell, IA, Father-in-law, Doug Storey (Diane) Hampton, IA, Sister-in-law, Chelsey Morrison(Chris) Rockwell, IA , and a large extended family of step brothers, step sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Penwell-Gabel - Olathe Chapel inOlathe, KS.

The Funeral will be held Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 10:00am at 
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Olathe, Kansas.

Visitation will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, Iowa on Friday, August 12 at 9:30am, with a prayer service at 10:30am and burial to follow.

A luncheon will follow the service in Alton, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be used to offset medical expenses and education costs for the children.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nicole Lynn Storey, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Prayer Service

Friday, August 12, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Church - Alton, IA

610 E 10th St, Alton, IA 51003

Burial to follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alton.

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