Stephanie Renee (Harjo) Schartzer was born February 25, 1968 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Jimmy Ray Harjo and Geraldine Francis (Wesley) Harjo and passed from this life June 7, 2022 in Tulsa at the age of 54.
Stephanie was raised in Wetumka and was a graduate of Wetumka High School. She later attended Bacone College in Muskogee to study computer science and received an Associate’s Degree.
She married Shane Schartzer and to this union a daughter Erin was born.
Stephanie relocated to Lawton and went to work for Solitaire Home Manufacturing. She later moved to New Mexico and worked on a fire crew for the forestry department before returning to work with the Solitaire Company in Deming, New Mexico. She returned to Oklahoma and was employed with IC Bus, an International School Bus manufacturing company in Tulsa. After working there some thirteen years she finally spent her final years in Muskogee.
Stephanie enjoyed going to garage sales, watching scary movies and crime shows on TV, and taking care of her dogs and cats. She loved her church and was baptized as a young lady.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her father, and an aunt, Sharon Smith.
Survivors include: a daughter Erin Schartzer of Lawrence, Kansas; her mother Geraldine Harjo of Muskogee; two sisters, Amber Harjo and boyfriend John Covington, of Muskogee and Jacie Harjo and husband Dewayne Holloway of Arlington, TX; four uncles Gary Wesley and wife Abigail of Oklahoma City, Lowell Wesley and Jackie of Wetumka, Leo Wesley and wife Kathy of Arlington, TX, and Mark Smith of Dustin; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Middle Creek Baptist Church #1 in Carson with Rev. Mark Smith and Matthew Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Aaron Wesley, Todd Wesley, Matthew Smith, TJ Wesley, AJ Wesley, and DeWayne Holloway. Interment will be in the Kialegee Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home.