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Stephanie Frances Istvanic, age 69, of Rock Creek, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Chardon Healthcare.
She was born Nov. 29, 1947, in Spittal, Austria, to John and Frances (Zorman) Meglen. She married John Istvanic.
Stephanie retired from Geauga County Child Services.
She was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Thompson. She was a life member of the Slovenian-Pristava in Geneva. Stephanie enjoyed seeing the shows by being a member of the Cleveland Playhouse and an annual ticket holder.
She loved knitting, spending time at gatherings with friends and family, and watching her grandson Christopher play hockey.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanna (Chris) Hocevar; grandson, Christopher; brother, Joe Meglen; sister, Mary (Lou) Ovnic; niece, Heidi (David) Peterson; nephew, Michael (Krista) Calhoon; and grand-nieces and grand-nephew, Issy, Jake, and Miya. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Assumption Catholic Church, 594 West Main St., Geneva, Ohio, with the Rev. Father John Ettinger presiding.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Friday at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
Published on April 18, 2017
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