POLAND Services will be held Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers for Krista-Taylor McArdle-Brown, 19, who died at Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Krista was born Jan. 20, 1994, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Miranda McArdle of Poland.
Krista was a generous soul whose smile radiated positivity, despite her ongoing illness. She was a high school graduate through ECOT, and enjoyed serving as a counselor at the Heart Camp she had attended after her own transplants.
Even while battling her own illness at Childrens Hospital, Krista continued to make time and energy for playing with the younger children who were hospitalized along with her.
In her final weeks, she began giving away the money which was being donated to her as gifts to mothers of other critically ill children on her floor. A passionate lover of music, the generosity of her spirit knew no bounds.
Krista leaves her mother, Miranda McArdle and father, Eric Prikryl Sr.; her grandparents, Judy (Jimmy Rogers) McArdle of Youngstown and Jule (Joe Dax) Petrunik; a brother, Eric Prikryl Jr. of Poland; six sisters, Brittany Stalnacker of Poland, Nichole Kaufman of New Castle, Pa., Cheyanne and Savannah Shonce of Austintown, Cassandra Prikryl of Missouri, and Makayla Jeffcoat of Plant City, Fla.; one uncle, Mike (Davonna) Prikryl of Ravenna; three aunts, Chrystaline (Bryn Speidel) McArdle of Struthers, Danielle (Paul) Barbee of Concord, N.C., and Michelle (Andy) Shadley of Wooster; and her devoted boyfriend, Daniel Torres of Tooele, Utah.
Krista was preceded in death by her sister, Madison Stalnacker; her great-grandparents, Dick and Betty McArdle; and a great-aunt, Sandra Kowardy.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers.
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