Marie Lynn Stefenhagens
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Stefenhagens, Marie Lynn
March 28, 1938 - March 07, 2012


Marie Lyn Stefenhagens of Osprey, Fla. and Skytop, Pa., died on March 7, 2012 of Multiple Myeloma. Born on March 28, 1938 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Nesbitt and Jean McCormack Nesbitt.
Lyn was an avid horsewoman, foxhunter, golfer, tennis player, gardener, and reader. She was a nationally published poet who received an MFA in writing from Goddard College in 1999 as well as a B.A. degree in 1960 from the University of London and Marymount College.
Lyn taught everything from kindergarten to college English over a period of fifteen years while living in Manhattan, N.Y., Georgia, Maryland, and Connecticut. She and her husband, Steve, were involved with Rhodesian Ridgebacks for many years, Lyn handling two household pets to their championships.
Besides her beloved husband of 45 years, Lyn leaves three children: David Nesbitt Stefenhagens of Sarasota, Fla., John Samuel Stefenhagens of El Cerrito, Calif., and Sarah Grace Stefenhagens of Philadelphia, Pa., as well as one grandchild, Samira Mar Stefenhagens of El Cerrito, Calif. Lyn is also survived by her brother, Samuel Nesbitt of Fryburg, Maine.
No services are planned.
Any memorial donations may be sent, with thanks, to: Barrett Paradise Friendly Library, R.R. 1 Box 1010 Cresco, PA, 18326



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Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2012.
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March 15, 2012
Lyn, I miss you so much already. It is so difficult to have my twin sister gone. I shall treasure our many Friday lunches and wish I could just pick up the phone and talk to you. With love, Rama.
March 13, 2012
Steve: I am thinking of you and know what a huge loss this is for you. Lyn was such a fine person, and such a remarkable lady. I will miss her, and send you our love, Dana Hummel
Dana Hummel
March 10, 2012
Through all her trials and tribulations Lynn never changed. She enjoyed meeting with her fellow poets at the Gulf Gate Library twice a month, and we always looked forward to having her there with us. She never complained and was always cheerful. She meant a lot to us and will be sorely missed.
Ralph Barnes
March 10, 2012
Dear Family of Lynn,
My heart aches for your loss. I did not know Lynn that long, but even in the brief glimpse of her life that I was privileged to have through our poetry group, I knew that she was special. May you find solace in many happy memories.
My prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Mary Burke-Mockler
March 9, 2012
Dear Stefenhagens Family, How hard it was to receive this news today and yet I am happy to hold so many good memories of Lyn and her love of life. My prayers of comfort to you all,
Sandy Nesbitt Williams
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