April 9, 1946 – October 21, 2018
Stacia Ann Spillane, beloved sister, aunt, and friend, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018. Stacia was born April 9, 1946 in Morristown, NJ, daughter of the late Leo J. Spillane and Kathryn Grady Spillane. She was the oldest of seven children.
Her education included a BS in Education from University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, KS; MS degree in Counseling from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; and a PhD in Industrial Education from Texas A&M University. Her career spanned several decades of teaching, guidance and research with Houston Independent School District and Rice University.
Stacia is survived by six siblings: Margaret Steinhoff (Henry, deceased) Houston; Jerry Spillane (Molly) Westfield, IN; Kathi Fiedler (Linwood) Willow, AK; Janet Davis (Robert) Houston; John Spillane (Bernadette) Littleton, CO; and James Spillane (Nancy) Houston. She is also survived by several adoring nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Stacia had many loves: travel, good books, Bible studies, the Galveston beach, homeless dogs, party games, and every kind of celebration, but her great love of family was the central force of her life. As a supportive aunt she attended countless sporting events, plays, recitals, concerts, graduations and birthdays. As a sister she enjoyed nothing more than everyone being together and taking “just one more photo” to commemorate the event. As a daughter she was a steadfast caregiver for her mother in her last years. Her presence will be greatly missed and the party will never be the same.
Visitation will be at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079 on Thursday, October 25th, 6-7 pm, Rosary at 7. A Funeral Mass will be at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trails, at 10:30AM Houston 77079, on Friday. Interment will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Stacia’s name to Rice Magnet School Memorial Garden.
- Margaret Steinhoff, Sister
- Henry Steinhoff, Brother-in-law
- Jerry Spillane, Brother
- Molly Spillane, Sister-in-law
- Kathi Fiedler, Sister
- Linwood Fiedler, Brother-in-law
- Janet Davis, Sister
- Robert Davis, Brother-in-law
- John Spillane, Brother
- Bernadette Spillane, Sister-in-law
- James Spillane, Brother
- Nancy Spillane, Sister-in-law
- Bill Steinhoff
- Robert Steinhoff
- Eric Spillane
- Dalton Fiedler
- Dominic Spillane
- Johnathan Spillane
- Rice Magnet School Memorial Garden
- Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Rosary Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Funeral Mass Friday, October 26, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, October 26, 2018
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October 25, 2018
My first impressions of Dr. Spillane, were my last! Dr. Spillane, welcomed me not with a hand shake instead her open arms and a smile on her face! She was a strong support system at a time of need not only on professional level yet personal. She shared lots of knowledge and information to my family, and she took time to listen to understand instead, of listing to respond. And she would always end our conversation with a saying, "We are on a journey". Such a loving person inside and out, and always there for supportive guidance. It was such a shock to hear of her passing, recalling our last conversation with so much unfinished business. But God knew best. Thank you God for allowing me and my family the opportunity to have a relationship with Dr. Spillane, for 2 short years. It has been a blessing!
May God and Angel's greet you at the gates of Heaven with your wings! Until we meet again!
Andre' Duke ~8th grade ~
October 24, 2018
One of the most inspirational, humorous and endearing storytellers I ever met! Her personality was such a sweet mixture of compassion and quirky insights that I loved sitting beside her at gatherings!! She will be sorely missed.
October 23, 2018
She always saw the best in everyone and encouraged us all to find it within ourselves and shine. We will carry her in our hearts always and she will be with us as we remember all the wonderful memories we shared over the years.
October 22, 2018
She was the kindest most giving person I knew.