Nova Stepp

December 3, 2016 - April 6, 2017

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Nova Davy Stepp was born December 3, 2016. She was welcomed by her loving parents, Jennifer S. Davy and John S. Stepp, as well as her four sisters, Nina, Aria, Lily & Piper. Her family was blessed to have spent 4 wonderful months with Nova before she passed into the loving arms of angels on April 6, 2017.

Nova was held, cuddled, & snuggled, but most importantly, Nova was loved.

In addition to her parents and her sisters, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Lori (Allen) Goble of Springfield; her paternal grandparents, John (Joyce) Stepp of Columbus; and her aunts and uncles, Julie & Dayne, Leeann & David, Danielle & Brandon, Tyler, Kenny, and Shelby.

Nova is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Keith Davy.

A memorial service to celebrate the joy that Nova’s life brought to so many others’ will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, 257 W Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044, with Chaplain William Dixon officiating.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Cheryl Arakaki - Apr 15, 2017

Good morning,Davy and Stepp families…Words cannot adequately express the emotions that run through our minds and hearts when we heard of Nova’s passing…the very day after Jenny shared the beautiful family pictures of Nova with me.
Nova was blessed by loving parents and sister and certainly grandparents and other relatives, for that she was a blessed child. Although her life may have been short, she obviously brought out a lot of love that just permeated this family…and for that, they have become better people for those around them, but moreso for them to get through this time to grieve over the huge loss as well as heal together.
We believe that Nova is in Heaven with God, with all the other children, born or unborn. She is no longer ill, she is safe and happy and will await the arrival of all her family members to join her in Heaven as well. In that very, very small way, we can rejoice. but she will certainly be missed.
With that, may God keep you all close to his bosom and carry you all during this time, whenever you feel the burden and loss is just to great to bear. Allow yourselves to cry as I truly believe when the emotions get so very intense, we can only cry at those moments and those each tear is like a single prayer to God’s ear.
No human being at this time can offer you relief from this burden, not now or maybe never..for those of us whom God has up to this point allowed us NOT to experience such a loss, we can only offer our hearts and prayer for you all during this time.
Nova was blessed while with your families and God smiles upon you all. May He wrap His loving arms around you and may you feel HIs presence more today than ever before. He Loves You All, and so do we all, who look in from the outside and helplessly, so hopelessly do what little we can but know that what we do is so, so small…but know that our hearts have been and will continue to be with you all since Nova’s passing, today and always.

Melissa Baker - Apr 10, 2017

Buster and Jenny,
We are so sad to hear Nova passed away. You are in our thought and prayers.
Melissa and Brad Baker
(Julie’s in laws)

Anna Garvey - Apr 10, 2017

Losing a sweet innocent baby is hard and my condolences to the parents..She’s so beautiful…

Aisha Malik - Apr 9, 2017

I send my love and condolences. Nova is a beautiful angel that touched so many in as little as 4 months. Such a beautiful spirit. Rest in heaven beautiful.

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