• Collier-Butler Funeral Home
    Gadsden, AL
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Stefanie Kristen Deru 1982 - 2013
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July 19, 2013
Ms Deru's first year teaching was my senior year, I took her classes for both of my remaining semesters. Not only because I enjoyed her teaching style, but also because we shared common passions.She was intelligent, considerate, and one of kindest people I've ever known. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She will be truly missed.
June 27, 2013
I believe there are angels among us, and I believe that one of those angels was Stefanie Deru. Stefanie was there for me in my darkest hour.
I was approaching retirement from a teaching career at Southside High School, and I had accumulated lots of sick days. I needed to use some of those sick days, but I never did like to take off work.
One day I happened to be at a place where I saw Pam Deru, Stefanie's mom. Pam told me that Stefanie had received her BS degree in Finance at Auburn and was now working on another degree in Business Education. Stefanie wanted to teach school, and her dream was to someday work at Southside High School.
Suddenly an idea popped in my mind, and I asked Pam if she thought Stefanie would be willing to work for me for a half day each day of my last semester while she was taking college classes at night. Stefanie agreed to do this for me. I now know that this was the work of the Lord.
In just a few weeks, my Dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was the kindness of Stefanie Deru that allowed me to have a few more precious hours with my Dad, who died 13 days after I retired. God's plan also paved the way for Stefanie to see her dream come true when she was hired as a Business Education teacher at Southside High in 2010.
Stefanie and I formed a special bond, and our friendship continued. Sometimes Stefanie would stop by our house on her way home after school, just to talk about things going on at school. Just 10 days before her death, Stefanie came for a visit and stayed to eat dinner with me and my husband. What a fun time we had – a time I will always treasure.
My heart goes out to the family and to all Stefanie's students – or as she called them, “her babies.” Stefanie had many friends, she loved Southside High, and she will be greatly missed. Thank you Stefanie for being there for me, as you were always there for so many others.
April 04, 2013
Prayers for the deru family at such a sad time! So sorry to hear about your loss
March 16, 2013
Prayers for your family and heaven gained a beautiful angel
March 15, 2013
Stefanie was such a great person and friend to me. I enjoyed her company as my classmate at Jacksonville State and Auburn. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time and tremendous loss.
March 14, 2013
Kenny, Pam, Jennifer and Lindsay,
Our hearts go out to you. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Stefanie was a beautiful young lady with a beautiful smile. From what we have been told, she had a special beauty on the inside too with a very loving and generous heart. May you turn to God for comfort and strength and may your memories of the good times you shared with Stefanie carry you through this sad time. We are keeping all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy,
March 13, 2013
mrs deru, you will be dearly missed. school is not the same without you. you were such an sweet girl:) fly high beautiful! love and miss you dearly...)
March 13, 2013
Mrs Deru, i miss you sooo much and being at school is not the same without you or riding the bus anymore. you were a sweet girl and was such an precious girl...i hope to see you again one day. fly high beautiful. please know that family is in my prayers and know that god is with you all during this hard time. i pray that he will comfort you and lift each and every one of you up. sooo sorry for the lost of your loved one. love u:)!
March 13, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Stefanie was a very special young lady!
Anita Cox & AU Ticket Office
March 13, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 13, 2013
Parents are not suppose to out-live their children! Randy and I are so sorry for your loss. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers throughout the minutes, hours, days, years, and events to come your way in the future. God Bless you!
Ann & Randy Smith
March 13, 2013
I know Stefanie was a very beautiful girl. She will be missed by everyone who knew and lover her. My Prayers go out to the famiy and friends.
March 13, 2013
Deru Family,
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. You will be remembered in our prayers.
March 13, 2013
I have a very heavy heart. Stefani was a fabulous person. She always had a smile on her face no matter what the situation. Grateful for the time that God allowed me to watch her grow up with my sister and being able to be a part of her wonderful life will always in my eyes be a blessing. She also taught my daughter at SHS. She was a great encourager and mentor. She will always be remembered! I know that looking down upon us all that she would not want us to be shedding any tears for her. I pray that God will give her family comfort during her loss but keep her memory strong.
March 13, 2013
thinking of you and your family.
March 13, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss and will be lifting you up in prayer. Stefanie LOVED her family and talked about you all the time.
March 13, 2013
Pam - I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am only a phone call away if you need me. My heart goes out to all of you. My prayer is that the Lord will hold you closely in His arms and give you the peace that passes all understanding.
March 13, 2013
Pam,

So sorry to hear about your loss. Sorry that I couldn't make it over for the funeral. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort during this time.

Ann Godfrey
March 13, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.
March 12, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
March 12, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Stefanie.
March 12, 2013
A young woman like Stefanie will live on in the hearts of those who love her. It has been my honor to be friends with Kenny and Pam for many years, and we have shared special memories. I love all of you.
March 12, 2013
So sorry for the loss of this young lady...although I didn't know her, the untimely death of this brilliant young lady is a big loss for her family and community! Prayers for comfort.
March 12, 2013
We are praying for you and your family. May God hold you very close.
March 12, 2013
Pam, Kenny, Jennifer and Lindsey,
We are praying for you and your family. May God hold you very close.
March 12, 2013
Thank you so much for allowing us to see how "Beautiful" Stefanie is I didn't know her, but just by looking at all these wonderful pictures; I can see how loving, kind and loved she is... She will be missed.
Father, Mother and Grandparents God Bless and comfort! you all in your time of bereavement. Thank you again for sharing your members.

Mrs Wanetta Ash
March 12, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief, I never met Stefanie but I know she had to be a very special person. She just looks like sunshine that would brighten anyones world. May God wrap his arms around the Deru family, friends and loved ones in these hours of need.
March 12, 2013
To the Deru Family: Although we have been gone from Alabama for 13 years, we still remember sweet Stephanie. Our prayers are with you and we are asking God to help you through this very difficult time. We wish we could be there to help comfort you. There are no words, but know our love and support and prayers are with all of you. God Bless you all. Chuck, Lou, Kelly and P.J. Fish
March 12, 2013
Dear Pam, Kenny, Jennifer & Lindsey,
There are no words to express how saddened I am for you at this time. It is such an unimaginable loss. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of Stephanie. I have been thinking of you all so much and will continue to do so.
Amber McMahan Battles
March 12, 2013
She always had an amazing smile and kind words to say about everyone she was a awesome friend and she will be missed
March 12, 2013
Praying for each and every one of you as you prepare for the trying days ahead. Stefanie was one of the most genuine people I have ever met and was beautiful inside and out. There was never a time I was around her that I wasn't laughing. She brought such joy and happiness to all of those that knew her and she knew exactly what to say or do to make light of a situation. Take pride in knowing that you raised a wonderful person with a heart that was bigger than she was. I will never forget her and am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to know her and watch her grow up. Much love to you all.
March 12, 2013
MY CONDOLENCES ARE WITH YOU AS YOU MOURN THE LOSS OF YOUR PRECIOUS LOVED ONE.

MAY OUR LOVING LORD COMFORT AND CONSOLE YOU.

MAY YOU CHERISH THE MEMORIES AND THE LOVE STEFANIE LEFT IN YOUR HEART.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

EXTENDING DEEP AND HEARRFELT SYMPATHY TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND STEFANIE'S FRIENDS.
March 12, 2013
Prayers.....
March 12, 2013
I Am praying and my thoughts are with the deru family I have no words or no way making it all go away but I have arms to comfort you I have ears to listen if yall need anything please don't hesitate to call or ask we all care and we here for you love and condolences
March 12, 2013
May God be with you in your time of need. She will greatly be missed with that beautiful smile she always had for everyone.
March 12, 2013
May God be with you in your time of need she will be greatly missed with that beautiful smile she always had for everyone.
March 12, 2013
Pam, Kenny, Jennifer and Lindsey please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. My prayer is that you will find strength during this difficult time.
March 12, 2013
May God be with you in this time of need her smile will always be with us.
March 12, 2013
I would like to send my deepest condolences to your family. Only God Knows the reason why so take this time and lean on him. With Sympathy. Bettie Hargress Dr. Dennis' Nurse
March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013
Praying for all of you. I was talking to my mom about all the years we went to the beach together and how much fun we had. I was looking at some of the pictures from the beach trips and we were some silly girls! Most of them we were doing something crazy in. She will be greatly missed but Heaven has one Beautiful Angel now! I love you all! Lori Walker
March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013
Kenny, Pam, Jennifer and Lindsey-just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you will have peace, comfort and understanding through this terrible time. We love you and we loved Stefanie so much. Tony and I had the privilege of working with her at school and she made the days a lot brighter with her sweet smile. I remember the day she was born and keeping her twin sisters. May God Bless! Leslie McGlaughn
March 12, 2013
Your smile still brightens the day! Such sweet, sweet memories...my prayers are with your family. May God envelop them with peace.
March 12, 2013
The one word that keeps coming to mind when I think about my sweet friend is constant. She has always been a constant in my life. My heart is so heavy with grief but I am reminding myself that I will see her again one day. I am praying for her family but to Stef, if she knew you, you were her family. To know her was to love her and I loved her dearly. There will forever be a hole in my heart for this dear friend. I will forever miss you, Woman.
March 12, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss of such a lovely daughter, sister and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 12, 2013
So sorry for the loss of Stefanie. She was a bright and shinning star to those who knew her. Watching her grow up and seeing her mature into a beautiful and caring woman has been an amazing journey. She will be missed by many. My prayers are with the entire family.
Jerry Shoulter
March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013
I hope this joyous light that has been lost can be payed forward by all of us that had the honor to know Stef and realize her many blessings left behind are privileged benefits from this beautiful soul!
March 12, 2013
We are so sorry e been for Your loss. We have been neighbors for over 20 years,tho We have never met our Son also graduated from Southside and we all are so sorry for loss.May God grant You the strength to endure this terrible loss. your neighbors,,The,,,If We,can do anything at all,We are here for Your Family,,,
March 12, 2013
Stefanie was a special person. I had the pleasure of being her SRO for her senior year. She had that smile that made me think she was up to something. When I passed her in the hall she would smile I would say Deru what are up to, she would just smile even bigger and say nothing Deputy Dog. My daughter now attends SSH she thought alot of Ms Deru. The world is a lesser place. My family and I are praying for your family
March 12, 2013
I am so sorry for your lost and will continue to keep your family in my prayers! I attended JSU with Stefanie and she was such a sweet person. I know she will be greatly missed!
March 12, 2013
I pray that the Lord will continue to give the Deru family strength to endure the tragic loss of such a lovely daughter and sister. Our entire community is in mourning. Stefanie was a special young lady who was loved by everyone that had the privilege to get to know her. The Rivera family is keeping everyone of you in our thoughts and prayers.
March 12, 2013
Your whole family and Stephanie's many friends are in my prayers! God has a plan and a purpose for us all!
March 12, 2013
Pam, I am SO sorry...this just breaks my heart. I think life is like a puzzle. One day, we'll understand why all the pieces fit together like they did. Only God knows right now.
March 12, 2013
Deru Family,

You guys are all in my thoughts and prayers. Along with my blood sisters, Stef was definitely what I would consider a sister and I am blessed to have had her in my life. Even though she put me through a lot (little brother always got picked on!), I knew that she loved me and would do anything for me just like one of my sisters.

I don't know what to say other than God is soverign, and he will make you whole again. I love you all.

Joseph
March 12, 2013
So very sorry for the loss of your precious Stefanie. The entire Deru family is in our thoughts and prayers.
March 12, 2013
Pam, Kenny,Jennifer and Lindsey, you are all in our our prayers and our thoughts are with you all. We thank God for the time and friendship we have deveoped through our children. We are blessed to have watched Stefanie grow up, we will always remember her smile. We love you all.

Richard and Connie Ledbetter and family (Southside, al)
March 12, 2013
Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. I can not imagine what you all are going through. I will be praying.
March 12, 2013
Pam, Kenny,Jennifer and Lindsey, you are all in our our prayers and our thoughts are with you all. We thank God for the time and friendship we have deveoped through our children. We are blessed to have watched Stefanie grow up, we will always remember her smile. We love you all.

Richard and Connie Ledbetter and family (Southside, al)
March 12, 2013
Remembering the Deru family in my prayers as we grieve the loss of Stepfanie. I loved Stefanie. Stefanie was a member of my yearbook staff at Southside High School. I had the privilege of working beside her when she came as a teacher to Southside. She was a precious young lady and will be greatly missed.
March 12, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you constantly and keeping all of you in my prayers. Stefanie was such a blessing and joy to be around and will be greatly missed. I know words are inadequate but may the Peace of God be with you and your family. Sheree Martin (Attalla, AL)
March 12, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time ,what a beautiful young lady and I know that her Father in Heaven is holding her in his arms and saying Child well done.I pray that God will give comfort that you need during this loss.Love and Prayers Debbie Reynolds Smith
March 12, 2013
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
Mary Hyche Oliver
March 12, 2013
My prayers are with you at this terrible time for your family.
March 12, 2013
Pam, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God comforts you all during this time.
March 12, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Stefanie's family and all who knew her! She was such a wonderful, kind hearted, cheerful person! She will truly be missed here on earth.
March 12, 2013
Praying for you all
March 12, 2013
Pam, I hurt for you and your family. I cannot imagine what you are all going through. I have been praying for you and will continue to ask God to give you what you need to get through this.
March 12, 2013
Praying for all of her closest friends and family and everyone that knew her. She touched everyone with her big smile, sweet personality, and the ability to get a laugh out of any and everyone. Rest in peace, Stephanie Deru, glad I had the privilege to know you. God gained a beautiful soul. Fly high sweet girl. ? Class of 2001.
March 12, 2013
Such a sad loss & much too soon! May the family find peace in God at this difficult time.
March 12, 2013
Stefanie will be greatly missed! She was such a wonderful person!
March 12, 2013
I have had a pleasure working with Stephanie and grew to love her she will be greatly missed our prayers are with the whole family
March 12, 2013
Kenny , Pam , and girls! And all the Deru's (Mille, Buzz, Helen,Annette, Kevin ) my heart is heavy with the news of Stefanie's tragic accident! Words are inadequate at a time like this! But I will lift you all up in my prayers today and in the difficult days ahead! Your friend Cindy Shirley Phillips!
March 12, 2013
KENNY,PAM,YOUR DAUGHTERS,MILLIE,BETTY,DOUG,GINGER,ANNETTE,KEVIN,JASON,WENDY AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILYS OUR WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS THE SORROW WE FEEL ON THE LOSS OF YOUR PRECIOUS STEFANIE. SHE HAS EARNED HER WINGS AND IS IN THE ARMS OF GOD NOW. WE WILL BE THINKING OF ALL OF YOU. HOLD ON TO AND COMFORT EACH OTHER IN THE DAYS AHEAD. GOD BE WITH YOU NOW AND ALWAYS.
March 12, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
March 12, 2013
I am so sorry for your lost, Stefanie and my daughter had become friends over the last few years, Kassy said she always had a big smile one her face and what a beautiful girl she was. Praying that God wraps his arms around you all and gives you His peace
March 12, 2013
DEBBIE, AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. I NEVER MET HER BUT SHE HAD TO BE A WONDERFUL YOUNG LADY, JUST LIKE YOU AND THE DERU FAMILY. PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
March 12, 2013
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Stefanie was such a wonderful, sweet, and happy person and it was blessing to have known Stefanie. May God give you comfort and peace.
March 12, 2013
My prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss.
March 12, 2013
KENNY, PAM YOUR GIRLS, MILLIE, BETTY, DOUG, GINGER, ANNETTE, KEVIN, JASON, WENDY AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY, OUR WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS THE SORROW WE FEEL HEARING OF YOUR PRECIOUS STEFANIE'S PASSING. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU AND WISH YOU PEACE AND COMFORT IN KNOWING SHE HAS EARNED HER WINGS. HOLD ON TO EACH OTHER AS GOD WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND ALL OF YOU IN THE DAYS AHEAD. THINKING OF YOU ALL.
March 12, 2013
My heart is broken for your family. I lost my daughter 2 years and 8 months ago. She was 29.I wish i could say it will get better, but i can't. I will remember your family in my prayers.
March 12, 2013
God bless the Dreu Family. Just like this candle you would LIGHT up a room with your beautiful smile, laughter, kindness and most of all your love for your FAMILY, FRIENDS, STUDENTS, CO-WORKERS and on and on Your heart was so big and always open. Stefanie has always been a child of God and now she is an ANGEL watching over all of us. Thank you for sharing your life with so many. Until we all meet again. With so much love. Karen Phillips Beard 03/12/2013
March 11, 2013
Praying for all of you....
March 11, 2013
My husband and I were fortunate to have Stef as his soccer sponsor for SHS. She was helpful and supported this program we were all a part of. We appreciate her willingness in giving up a lot of her free time to the students in soccer. As a substitute I've enjoyed working for her and with her at SHS. Your family is in our prayers. God Bless
March 11, 2013
MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS R W/UR FAMILY!
March 11, 2013
Wish I could turn back time. Thinking of you constantly and hoping your grief will soon fade and joy will return to your lives. Hope the love of family and friends can hold you up and see you through this heartbreak. Words are so inadequate. Please know we would all take some of your pain to spare you if only we could.

Vicki Boyd
March 11, 2013
Stefanie always had a smile on her face. She was such a sweet person.My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and the students whose lives she touched.
March 11, 2013
Praying for the family of Stefanie, may they find comfort from God's love.
Margaret and Al Oyler
March 11, 2013
Prayers are with the family and friends. Stefanie was such a blessing to everyone and.always had a smile on her face no matter what. So sorry for your loss. Stefanie will be greatly missed.
March 11, 2013
Stefanie, will be missed so much, I know she was a beautiful girl inside and out and smiled whenever you saw her. Pam , I love you always and will be there for you any time. Kenny, and the girls we love you too, and will pray for all of you during this difficult time. Her memories will live on .

Scarlett and Gary Minton
Glencoe, AL
March 11, 2013
Ms. Deru I love and miss you sooo much I will never forget you at all thank you for the good memories and soo much more
March 11, 2013
What a legacy this sweet young lady has left in her very short time here on earth. May her sweet memories and the love of our Heavenly Father help get all of you through the tough times. She brought so much joy to all that knew her. Prayers for all of you.
March 11, 2013
Sending thoughts and prayers to your sweet family!
March 11, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Stefanie's friends and family. Dr. Aquilla Kirkland Mims, Retired Professor from Jacksonville State University
March 11, 2013
Stefanie, you will be missed. I enjoyed working along with you as our group worked to complete practicum and internships. Your pure joy and dedication was an inspiration to all. I am fortunate to have met you
March 11, 2013
Praying for the entire family! :)
March 11, 2013
Kenny and Pam, Jennifer and Lindsay,
Prayers for you and the family. May God hold you tight during this very difficult and dark time. Hold tight to the beautiful smile and laughter that Stefanie had. Let it comfort you during the hard times, and light up the dark times, as she did for so many and so often. So sorry for your loss.
Cindy S Silvey McConnell
March 11, 2013
Stefanie has always been a Shining Star that lit up the room with her smile and love for life. She always met you with a hug and laughter. She will be remembered always.
May God wrap His loving arms around you and carry you thru this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace in the Precious Memories that you will always treasure and carry in your hearts. She loved her family so much.
Our lives are better because we had the honor of knowing and loving Stefanie.
Praying for you all...
Linda Barrett-Vaughan
March 11, 2013
Pam, Kenny and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.We are praying for you all. Barry and Renee Hathcox
March 11, 2013
So sorry for your loss, taken way too soon, she was the age right between our boys. Our hearts are with the Deru family. Rick and Debbie Scoccia
March 11, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Stefanie was not only a beautiful person but always had a smile and a hug every time we saw her. We are praying for your family.
March 11, 2013
Prayers for the Deru family during this time of sorrow. My heart is broken for you all and pray for God's almighty arms to embrace you all. Stephanie was such a sweet, precious and vibrant young lady. Love to you all!
March 11, 2013
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
March 11, 2013
She was a precious friend and colleague. Going to work will never be the same again. She was our ray of sunshine and made us smile everyday. Mr & Mrs Deru: thank you for sharing her with us. We love her and will miss her so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
March 11, 2013
Prayers to the Deru family. May the Grace of God be with you in the coming days.
March 11, 2013
so sorry, praying for a special blessing for the Deru family.

Keith and Sheila Raines
March 11, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, although I had only talked with her by phone concerning different students she was always very sweet and kind! Your family is in my prays and I pray that God sends the comforting angels for peace and comfort. Kim Payne, Director 13th Place
March 11, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I remember her and the twins well. Bonnie ,Stanley and Craig Brasher
March 11, 2013
The world is not as bright without your smile!
March 11, 2013
So sorry for your loss Pam and Kenny. I can't imagine the sorrow and pain that you are going through. I am praying for your family for comfort. Mike and Kristie Erwin
March 11, 2013
Stef, you made the world a happier place to be. Your bubbly personality and little giggle. We had some fun rides on the school bus as you practiced because you wanted to make sure you got it just right. Pam, Kenny, Jennifer, Lyndsey, please know that prayers are going up for you from people you don't even know, we know your hearts are broken. Gods plan is perfect and he will carry you through this. We love you all and are there for you. God bless the Deru family and hold them close.
March 11, 2013
Girls I didn't really know Stef but I know she was wonderful and you have lost your sister and I can only imagine how hard this is for y'all. Cling to the Lord and your family for your comfort, we are all thinking about y'all, love you Rene', Cameron, Clayton
March 11, 2013
Prayers are with the Family and close friends! So very sorry for your loss!
March 11, 2013
So sorry for the loss and prayers going up for the Deru family.She was such a sweet and pleasant person.
March 11, 2013
We miss you Miss Deru, it's not the same without you at Southside. We all love you!
March 11, 2013
The Deru Family is in our Prayers , God Bless
March 11, 2013
I can't believe we were planning on going to Mators this week and now we can't. I'm so sad and will miss you every day. You really brought a smile to my face everyday no matter what. Love you "Darlin".
March 11, 2013
Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. No words could ease the pain you, Kenny, Lindsey and Jennifer are feeling. Just know that heaven is so much prettier now that they have Stefanie as an Angel.
March 11, 2013
I regret not keeping in touch throughout the years, she was an exceptional girl. I have very fond memories of her from Southside High School, and also being a part of the "The Pride of Southside" with her.
March 11, 2013
God gained a Mighty Angel sweet girl!!! I am praying for the Deru family. May God heal the broken hearted. With love,Em
March 11, 2013
March 11, 2013
we will miss u stefanie and i will always remember u sweet smile. im praying for yall the deru family
from one of the lunchroom workers
March 11, 2013
Stef, you are already so missed. You were such a blessing to us all. I know how hard you worked for your education degree and for all the students. What a great attitude you had! We are the better for having you in our lives.
March 11, 2013
Our deepest sympathy. May god bless you and your family.
March 11, 2013
You will be missed by so many, thinking of the Dru Family now and the years to come.
Rita
March 11, 2013
I just need to tell you that I love you Pam, Kenny, Jen and Linds. I have no words other than I am heartbroken and will miss that precious girl. I look forward to the day that I meet my Lord and stand beside Stefanie again. I will pray for God to lay his peaceful hand on you and ease your pain....
March 11, 2013
FLY HIGH AND WATCH OVER US DOWN HERE. YOU'RE UP IN THE KINGDOMS OF HEAVEN WITH OUR PRECIOUS LORD ENJOYING NEVER ENDING HAPPINESS. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND ALL WHO ARE IN MOURNING RIGHT NOW.
March 11, 2013
March 11, 2013
Our Love & Prayers are with ALL The Deru Family & Everyone who had the Honor of knowing Stefanie!!!
Heaven is Brighter, but our hearts are sad & we ask GOD to carry us thru this time. LORD please wrap your loving arms around Stefanie's parents, sister's, aunt's, uncle's, cousin's & friends! In JESUS Name, Amen
Our Prayers will continue! Sending Love & Hugs!!!
March 11, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are going out to all that new Stefanie and especially her family! She was a GREAT person! Always had a smile on her face! She will truly be missed by so many! Heaven has gained a precious angel!
March 11, 2013
I love you mrs deru fly with angels
March 11, 2013
I watched Stef growup and become a beautiful and loving young lady. I never saw her when she wasn't smiling. I was so honored to have worked with her at The preschool for a few months. She was so smart, funny, and the kids loved her. She will be missed by all of us. She was family to me and my girls. Love and Prayers to the whole family. Cathy Sheffield
March 11, 2013
Prayer for all of Stef's family & her close-group of friends. I love & miss her terribly already! She was a beautiful person inside & out, who could light up a room with just a glimpse of her smile. May the days ahead be filled with love & comfort.
March 11, 2013
I love you Stef! I'm gonna miss our talks and dinners. You were an amazing person and I'm glad I can say you were one of my best friends.
March 11, 2013
No words can fully express how much we all loved and will miss Stefanie. I treasue the story of how she found Beau in the trash a dirty whimpering throw away pup. She rescued him and gave him love and a family-this is the type of act that sums up totally our beautiful girl,Love, "Grand" Aunt Carlyn
March 11, 2013
stephanie was one of the nicest people I had the honor of knowing always with a smile on her face and always made you feel welcomed and part of the group. I don't think that anything bad could ever be sad of her. I pray for her family and those closest to her and ask that God be with them.
Praying
Leigh Gilliland Colvin
March 11, 2013
Kenny and Pam,

Dustin and I send our deepest condolences. We are saddened by your loss and pray for comfort for you two, your family, friends, as well as her students.

There are not enough words or thoughts that can comfort you, but God's touch can and we pray He wrap his arms around you and give you what you need.

Thinking of you.
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