Stacy Reynolds, 30, of Wadsworth, Ohio, passed away after a long and difficult battle with cancer.|
While her last year was anything but peaceful, she continued to fight valiantly and inspire others.
Stacy was a graduate of Cloverleaf High School and O.S.U., where she received two degrees in three years, with honors and distinction. She received many awards, and was involved in numerous clinicaltrials and research. She has an "Honors Theses" published in the Thompson Library of Ohio State University, which was quite an accomplishment for an undergraduate.
Stacy was active throughout her life in 4-H, receiving many plaques, ribbons, and trophies; especially with her beautiful cake decorating, sewing and creative writing. Due to her 4-H achievements, she was selected to be on the Honors Court. Her love and expertise in writing led her to become a 4-H judge, helping children with their writing projects. Her writing was an especially unique gift.
Stacy loved and nurtured flowers, creating the most Beautiful Botanical garden at her home. She enjoyed traveling throughout the world, scrapbooking reading, crocheting, drawing, and painted beautiful oil paintings. She was creative in crafts and everything she did. Stacy loved animals and nursed several dying pets back to life, even when told they didn't have a chance.
Her greatest love in life was her little dog, Victoria, who was her daughter, her light, her strength. Victoria was the love of her life.
Stacy also loved traveling and volunteering for the less fortunate in the world. She devoted much of her life to traveling to exotic, impoverished nations and providing humanitarian, medical, and pharmaceutical services. She made lifelong friends in every nation she visited. She was also active closer to home, volunteering with nearly a dozen local charities and organizations, particularly those with a cancer focus.
Her quiet and soft-spoken disposition meant many did not get to truly know how wonderful and gracious Stacy was, but the people who took the time to get to know her, have lost not only an incredible friend but an important part of their life.
She is survived by her parents, Judy and Lanny, and brother, Scott, large extended family, and hundreds of friends around the world.
Stacy was a very special gift to this world, who will always be loved by all, and never forgotten. Stacy will live on with love in the hearts of Scott, Mom and Dad forever.
We are privileged to have Armstrong Funeral Home of Seville handling arrangements. Service will be private. ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stacy's name to Muffins for Mammograms, Akron General Medical Center/The Foundation, 400 Wabash Ave., Akron, OH 44307 or Save Ohio Strays, P.O. Box 16, Wadsworth, OH 44282.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on July 19, 2013