October 16, 1970 ~ October 23, 2021

Born in: Highland, IN
Resided in: Greenwood, IN

Stephanie Anne Vlahos-Bootz, 51, of Greenwood, passed away on October 23, 2021. She was born in Highland, IN on October 16, 1970. Stephanie graduated from Highland High School in 1989, and attended Purdue University. She was a licensed insurance agent for Safeco for many years.

Stephanie was a member of Community Church at Murphy’s Landing in Indianapolis.

Stephanie loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed researching her own Greek heritage and her husband’s European ancestry.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Samis, grandmother Bessie Samis, and father John Vlahos.

Stephanie is survived by her husband, Matthew Bootz; step-son Aaron Bootz, many cousins around the world, and all of her fur babies.

Visitation will be from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Community Church at Murphy’s Landing, 7401 S. Harding Street, Indianapolis, IN 46217, with a service to start at 12pm. Cremation Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Church at Murphy’s Landing.


Visitation: October 30, 2021 10:00 am - March 24, 2023 12:00 pm

Community Church at Murphy's Landing
7401 S. Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Funeral Service: October 30, 2021 12:00 pm

Community Church at Murphy's Landing
7401 S. Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Stephanie was originally my trainer at our employer and then she and I spent much of the last 12 years working in the same department. I loved the conversations we’d have. We’d often run into each other in the wee hours of the morning in the break room. I’ll never forget the time we started talking about and then singing Steely Dan together in there. I’m going to miss Stephanie a lot. The stories she would tell about her adventures outside of work… it was clear she loved her husband and family and animals deeply. My heart goes out to you all.

  3. Our sincerest condolences to her family as friends! I worked with Stephanie at Safeco. Her smile always lit up the room!

  4. Stephanie and I have been best friends for about 45 years. I will most of all miss her silly sense of humor and fun-loving nature. Whenever we were together we laughed and joked around, and we’ve had too many fun adventures to count over the years. A stern discussion here and there, but never once did we have an actual argument! She was stubborn, strong, sensitive, caring, funny, intelligent, generous… she was my friend, my sister, my heart. I will miss her every day. I will always love you, my little ToeToe Princess!

  5. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Stephanie’s family. I knew her from when she first began her career at Safeco and the one thing I could always count on is Stephanie keeping me updated on anything and everything going on at Safeco or worldwide…She soaked up information like a human sponge…I will miss those conversations with you. RIH

  6. My deepest sympathy for Stephanie’s husband and other friends & family. I worked with [email protected] for many years. Will always remember her kindness and her intellect…She was a special person.
    Marcia Stamatkin

  7. My deepest condolences to the many loved ones of sweet Stephanie. She is gone too soon yet left a tremendous mark on all of our lives while we were blessed with her presence. I hope that memories of Stephanie will bring peace and comfort to her family and friends. I know that she is watching over us with her incredible smile.

  8. Stephanie was such, a great friend. It makes me you know, sad when you lose someone you love so dearly. It is especially hard for my boys, James, Luke, and George. On the way home from Roscoe’s Tacos, Luke was having a complete meltdown. I am so sorry Matt.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook