Ivana Marie Schaefer on July 16, 2022, at the age of 25.
Today we are saying goodbye to our beloved daughter, cousin, granddaughter, and friend. Ivana was truly such a light to so many people, and now we are sending Ivana away.
Some may have known Ivana as Teavana, but that is not the Ivana we knew.
Ivana was a smart, brilliant, bright, actress with an amazing sense of humor. She was a beautiful writer. Ivana had such a way with words. She was able to captivate your attention with words so delicately chosen that allowed you to feel what she was most passionate about.
Ivana was a talented girl and was successful in all that she began. She touched the hearts of many with her beautiful, energetic spirit and she will be greatly missed and loved.
Our beautiful, intelligent, promising daughter made a wrong turn on the path taken to find her place in this crazy world, bringing that journey to a premature end.
All those that met her, loved her, and will sorely miss her. She was very much loved by her mother, Irina, Baba Toma, Papa Stephen, and her favorite, Jumpy.
May she find peace with the angels and family in heaven. We will all meet again soon. Ivana, please look over us all and help us avoid those bad turns.