Stavinoha - AMMANSVILLE
Tillie Stavinoha passed away on
January 13, 2006 at the age of 98 and will be remembered as a soft spoken but
strong woman of unwavering faith, a wonderful mother, a proud grandmother, a
tireless family supporter and a role model to everyone she encountered. Tillie's
infectious smile was her trademark. Those of us that were blessed to share her
friendship were in awe of her ability to tackle challenges with extreme
She was one of nine children born to Joseph
P. and Frances S. Fisher in Ammansville, Texas. Tillie graduated with a teaching
degree from Southwest Teachers college and taught elementary school in various
schools around Ammansville. T
illie was preceded in death by her husband
Jim C. Stavinoha and her
Tillie will be forever lovingly remembered by
her daughter Marietta McCain and husband, Don, daughter-in-law, Dolores Stavinoha, grandsons, Mark
Stavinoha and his wife,
Terry, Douglas Stavinoha
and his wife, Jan; granddaughters, Donna McCain Milnor, Niki McCain Guenther and
her husband Rick; great grandchildren, Kristin and Megan Stavinoha, Elizabeth and
Kimberly Cahoon, Kody McCain Milnor, William Marcus and Dana Marie Stavinoha; brother, Johnnie
Fisher and sister Henrietta Knape; numerous nieces, nephews and her dear Houston
friend, Helen Buquoi.
Tillie received much love, comfort and
happiness for the last five years of her life from her companions, Esperanza
Lozano and Carol Rutherford, her caregivers and protectors who displayed
enormous affection for her.
The family expresses appreciation to the
staff of Brighton Gardens Health Care Center for their devotion and loving care
during her final days.
Tillie reached daily into the depths of her
soul and found the courage to make an effort to live one more day. In doing so,
she left us all with an imitable lesson in how to handle our challenges. When
you remember her, let it be in happy times. She has gone before us and those of
us that love her know that she will be there one day to help light our way to
join her in that very special place she now calls home.
The family will receive friends on January
14, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Porter Loring, 1101 McCullough. On
January 15, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. there will be a visitation followed by a
Celebration of Life Service at 12:00 noon at St. Mary's Church known as the
Painted Church of High Hill, High Hill, Texas. Interment in St. Michaels
Cemetery in Weimer, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to your favorite charity or the Painted Church in High Hill Restoration Fund,
2833 FM 2672, Schulenburg , Texas 78956-5603.
Victoria Advocate, The - (Jan/14/2006)