Stephanie Berenice Pena-RiveraOctober 5, 2009 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 9)
Stephanie Berenice Pena-Rivera, 9, of Lyons, passed away April 16, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS. She was born October 5, 2009 in Great Bend, Kansas, the daughter of Alejandro Pena and Nidia Rivera. Stephanie was a lifelong Lyons resident. She attended Central Elementary School, Lyons. Stephanie attended Kids Club at the First United Methodist Church, Lyons, was a gymnast at Beacon Gymnastics, Sterling; and former member of El Camino Christian Fellowship. She loved riding her bike, coloring, going to the park, animals, reading books and gymnastics. School was a big part of her life, where she was always a leader. Stephanie is survived by her parents; siblings, Alejandro Jr., Angie, and Yaneli; paternal grandparents, Salome Pena and Olivia Vargas; maternal grandfather, Cruz Rivera; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Margarita Lozoya. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 22, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Lyons with Pastor Oscar Gomez officiating. Burial will be at Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M., Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Lyons. Memorials may be given to Beacon Gymnastics, Sterling in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.