FARMDALE, Ohio – Nicole Conway Stafford, 37, of Farmdale, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 8:44 a.m., at the Cleveland Clinic surrounded by her loved ones, after fighting a five-year courageous battle with Pulmonary Hypertension.
Nicole was born on April 21, 1979, in Warren, a daughter of Don and Janie (Porter) Conway.
Nicole was a 1997 graduate of Maplewood High School. She earned her Master’s Degree, Summa Cum Lada, in Occupational Therapy, from Gannon University. Nicole successfully owned and operated her own health care business; Stafford Therapy LLC, for several years.
Once she was diagnosed with PH, she made and accomplished an astonishing bucket list, letting nothing hold her back. Nicole dedicated her life to raising awareness and funds for this disease, and was awarded the “The Pulmonary Hypertension Association Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award”, in 2016. One of her greatest accomplishments was Nicole PHriends Golf Outing held each year, in the efforts to raise funds for PH. Nicole inspired so many people with her efforts, she was a true warrior and fought until the very end.
She leaves behind her husband and best friend, Kenny J. Stafford II, whom she married on June 6, 2003; her children, her pride and joy, Kenny III, age 9 and Rainee, age 5. She also leaves behind her parents, Don “Dubee” and Janie Conway, from Johnston; a brother, Kevin Conway and a maternal grandmother, Thelma Porter, of Cortland.
Nicole is preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Neil Porter; paternal grandparents, Donald and Bernice Conway and grandparents-in-law, Dale and Ann Sprague.
A celebration of Nicole’s life, will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Yankee Lake Ballroom, 1814 Ohio Route 7, Brookfield, Ohio.
Care was entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel.
Family and friends may view this obituary and give their condolences to the family by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.