Stephanie Lea Phillips Fajardo, 32, of Springfield, Missouri, died suddenly on November 8, 2013.
Stephanie was born in Miami, OK on June 9th, 1981 to the parents of Captain Bob and Lorie Phillips (U.S. Coast Guard Retired). Stephanie spent many of her childhood years in Texas, Alaska, Kansas, and Alabama while her father pursued a military career in the Army and Coast Guard. Stephanie graduated from Baker High School in Mobile, Alabama, received her BA from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, and had just been accepted into an accelerated nursing program in Springfield, Missouri.
She was a generous humanitarian, avid horse lover, and a devoted mother.
Stephanie is survived by four young children; Daniel (7), Grace(6), Nicholas(3), and Anna(1); her parents Bob and Lorie Phillips; one brother Chris Phillips and his wife Yumi; grandparents Bob and Shirley Payton of Afton, Oklahoma, and Merry Phillips of Galena, Kansas; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends--all who loved her very much.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 15th from 7 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. with prayer services starting at 8:30 P.M. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2200 W. Republic Rd., Springfield, Missouri. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Saturday, November 16th at 10 A.M. Burial will be at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens in Miami, Oklahoma on November 16th at 3 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for the children at Cox Health Foundation in Springfield, MO at phone number 417 269-7150 or www.coxhealthfoundation.com: to give click on "Donate Now" and choose Fajardo Family Crisis Fund.
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