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Stephanie Lain Loftin

Stephanie Lain Loftin, age 51, of Winter Haven, Florida, passed away on December 3, 2023, in Burneyville, Oklahoma. She was born on Friday, November 3, 1972, to Rodney Duane Fender and Ethel Boyd Bethany Fender in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Stephanie had a taste for life that was as vibrant as her personality. She had a love for cooking, particularly country dishes that she often experimented with, incessantly cooking up delicious recipes. She was also a firm believer that music was the melody of life. Her favorite genre was rock music, particularly that of the Foo Fighters.

Never to be one confined to conventionality, Stephanie found joy in the adrenaline-fueled world of racing and cars. She also had a softer side, often spending quiet afternoons submerged in the tranquility of knitting.

Among her many accomplishments, the two that she held nearest to her heart were her graduation from Mena High School in 1990 and the successful upbringing of her two children. She was a rock in her family, providing them with the warmth of her love and the strength of her spirit. Her children and her family were paramount to her. Her love and devotion to them was the most significant achievement of her life.

Though she is no longer with us, her spirit continues to live on in the lives of those she touched. Her memory will be etched in our hearts forever, a testament to a life well lived. Stephanie Loftin, a life of passion, love, and joy, will be profoundly missed by all.

Stephanie is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Vincent Fender, J.D. Lott, Larry Lott, and Jessie Lott; and one sister, Rachel Fender.

Stephanie is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Seth and Riley Loftin of Paris, Texas, and Brice and Chloe Loftin of Paris, Texas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Shawn and Jolie Fender of Mena, Arkansas, Jack and Teresa Crouch of Nashville, Tennessee, James Lott of Shreveport, Louisiana; four sisters and brother-in-law, Stacie Scheck of Winter Haven, Florida, Wilma Vincent of Shreveport, Louisiana, Mona and Gavin Thompson of Houston, Texas, and Cynthia Crouch of Shreveport, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Madilynne and Miles Loftin of Paris, Texas; special friends Anna and Chris Whitley of Detroit, Texas, several nephews and nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 P.M. on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Pathway International Church of God, 3905 SE Loop 286 Paris, Texas 75460.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

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