Natasha Renee Stephenson was born August 11th, 1988 in Lima, Ohio to Leslie Franks and Craig Stephenson. Her paternal grandparents are Loren and Marieda (deceased) Stephenson and maternal grandparents Lowell (deceased) and Virginia Franks. Natasha has two siblings Christine Thobe and Seth Stephenson, as well as one niece Shiela Walling and three nephews Gabriel and Curtis Walling and Elijah Thobe. Natasha was blessed with a gracious amount of aunts, uncles and cousins, a large family to continuously shower Natasha with love.
Natasha was secretly married, unbeknownst to him, to a famous boy band singer. They had no children due to his busy touring schedule.
Natasha lived at Heritage Manor in Minster, Ohio, living with her many friends. She led a life of no limits, she traveled, loved to sing karaoke, creating arts and crafts, and playing Bingo. She participated in the Special Olympics as an all-star bowler and was a master hugger. Natasha was well known with celebrities and Nascar drivers who flocked to her for photos. Natasha never forgot a name or a birthday and made every person she talked to feel like a rock star by showing them love and affection. She never knew a stranger.
Natasha worked at Auglaize Industries and was looking forward to receiving her 25 year watch. She participated in a book club where she was introduced to her favorite book, Little Women, which she read many times.
Despite being handicapped, Natasha never complained about her physical impairments and lived everyday like it was special. She showed strength when she was afraid, and always had her infamous smile on her face.
Natasha passed away on June 7th, 2021 in Lima, Ohio surrounded by friends and family. She will always be remembered for her smile and the lives that she touched.
A quote from her favorite book:
"I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is leaving you all. I'm not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven." -Louisa May Alcott "Little Women"
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, June 14, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, Father Jedidiah Tritle, celebrant. Burial rites will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Moulton.
Friends may call from 2-5 P.M. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either Natasha’s family to assist with funeral expenses or the Auglaize County ARC.
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