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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Stavinoha - AMMANSVILLE Saturday, January 14th, 2006 Tillie Stavinoha passed away on January 13, 2006 at the age of 98 and will be remembered as a soft spoken
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      Stavinoha - AMMANSVILLE

      Saturday, January 14th, 2006

      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 optimism.
       
      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 son Marcus.
       
      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) 
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