Stacey Lynn Schaub Close, 39, of Laurel, and formerly of Illinois, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., after a sudden illness.
She was born Oct. 24, 1973. in Lincoln, Ill. She moved to Delaware in 1997. She was a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Decatur, Ill. and Immaculata University. She was a case manager for Fellowship Health Resources. She loved camping, decorating and crayon coloring. She was a fan of novelist James Patterson. She was a good person, very loving, but had a great and sometimes strong personality, and would do all she could to help others.
She is survived by her mother: Richelle Barger and her husband Michael, of Laurel; her father: Paul Schaub Jr., of Lincoln; and was preceded by her stepmother: Glenna Schaub. She is also survived by her beloved daughter: Christina Lynn Bethards; and six siblings: Sara, Richard, Michael, Brian, Dustin and Jamie. A seventh sibling, and brother, Daniel, preceded her. She also leaves behind her special friends: Elmer Bethards, Glenn Hudson and Dawn Ruhl, along with many extended family members and friends. It would be remiss not to also note her kitty friends: Frick and Frack; and her doggie friends: Dusty, Zeus and Pugsley.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held in her honor at noon, Thursday, March 7, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro where friends may call one hour for visitation with the family. The celebration will be moderated by Marcie Altman.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions for Breast Cancer Research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure; ATTN: Donor Services; P.O. Box 650309; Dallas, TX 75265-0309.