Stephanie Marion Airhart

August 22, 1923 - March 30, 2005

Stephanie Marion Airhart, age 81, of McKinney, TX, went home to be with Jesus on March 30, 2005. She was born on August 22, 1923 in Jersey City, NJ to Benjamin and Anna Andrusiak. Ms. Airhart served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II and was a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in McKinney. She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Airhart and Sally Parker and her husband Quay, all of Blue Ridge, TX; grandchildren, Jenny Darley and husband, Tim of Dallas, TX and Luke Ragsdale and fiancé, Raschel Bryan of College Station, TX; brother, Walter Andrusiak and Ann of Fairview, NJ; sister, Irene England of Florida; nephews, Steven and Raymond Andrusiak; niece, Irene Caputo; and other nieces and nephews. Her parents, Benjamin and Anna Andrusiak and sisters, Helen Fanovic and Anna Athas, preceded her in death. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Stephanie grew up in Jersey City, NJ. She joined the Women’s Army corps in 1944, later moving to Blue Ridge, TX. She became a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1964, practicing nursing in various hospitals throughout the metroplex, including Collin Memorial Hospital in McKinney and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Dallas. In 1985, she retired from her chosen vocation. Stephanie was a member of the Community Witnessing Choir in Melissa and spent years serving the children at Vacation Bible Schools at various churches in the area. Later, she volunteered at chapel services at the VA Hospital in Dallas, working with the chaplains, sharing the love of Jesus with the patients there. Stephanie was a committed follower of Christ, making Him her Lord and serving Him in the latter years of her life through the First Baptist of Church of McKinney. A loving mother and grandmother, she taught her children and grandchildren, by example, the importance of prayer and living for Jesus. In spite of a debilitating illness the last two and a half years of her life, Stephanie maintained a positive spirit and never lost her beautiful smile. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM, Sunday, April 3, 2005, in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church in McKinney with Rev. Randy Morlan officiating. Interment will follow at the Stoney Point Cemetery in Melissa, TX.

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Teresa and Sally, I am so sorry for your loss but happy your mother is no longer suffering and is in the arms of Jesus. May God grant you peace and comfort during your time of mourning. I will be praying for you all. Love ya Vicki Vicki Woolverton, April 3, 2005 Sally, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love you. Love, Paige and Family Paige Hickson, April 2, 2005 What a beautiful Christian woman your Mother was!! I loved and appreciated her so much!! You are right...she had the most beautiful smile. I rejoice with you...even though she will be missed for a little whie...that she is with her Savior. No one wanted to be in His presence more than she did. We can only imagine her joy!! God bless you all. Love, Nancy Nancy Gay Brown, April 2, 2005 My families thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May you find comfort and peace. Rebecca Rollins Bona, April 1, 2005