Megan Clare Stephenson, 19, daughter of David and Carol (Maruka) Stephenson, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 12, 2017).
She was born on Aug. 11, 1998.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her younger sister, Mia, and paternal grandmother, Sara Sue Stephenson (Mimi) of Fairmont. She has a very large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, and godmother to Dean Ammons.
She is the granddaughter of the late Ross and Dolores Maruka and Allan A. Stephenson Jr.
Megan was a 2017 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School, where she loved playing lacrosse and being a leader for her team. She was a member of the Catholic Heritage Club.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church of Fairmont. Megan enjoyed her job with the very special children at Teacher's Pet Day Care.
Megan had a knowledgeable passion for cars and shoes. She enjoyed raising and playing with her 2-year-old dog, Mini.
Megan's love of family and friends was the center of her life: celebrating all the holidays, family picnics, pool parties, numerous birthdays, game nights and just about any other type of get together the family came up with just to spend time with each other. Megan was quite protective and supportive of her family and friends - a heart of gold.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday at Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Fairmont with Father Vincent as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ross and Dolores Maruka Foundation Scholarship, c/o FSHS Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Fairmont, WV 26555.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rossfh.com.
Published on December 13, 2017