Stephanie Hartnett-Parks, 46, passed away at the ET York Haven Hospice Center on January 18, after a long battle with breast cancer.

Stephanie was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Kay Brady. She graduated from Prairie Heights High School in LaGrange, IN in 1985.

She moved to Florida at age 24, where she lived the rest of her life. She dedicated many years to the Tacachale Center before running her own businesses with her husband. She owned Alligator Alley, Tim and Terry's Music, and Park's Place (a U-Haul Trucking dealership).

She was a loving wife and devoted mother. She is survived by her husband, Terry Parks; daughters, Nikki, Taylor, and Catie; and a son, Matt.

A service will be held at First Lutheran Church on Tuesday, January 22, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the Parks' Education Fund at any branch of Florida Citizens' Bank.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013