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Amanda Looman

October 27, 2013
The Herald-Star

LOOMAN, Amanda Kristine

On October 13, 2013, our beloved daughter Amanda was in a head on collision in the Dayton area and was severely injured, which later took her life on October 22, 2013, after a hard fought battle.

Amanda was an organ and tissue donor by choice; she will always live on in our hearts and in the lives of the recipients that she has given a second chance of life. Amanda is an angel in heaven watching over us all and will never be forgotten.

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Amanda was born January 14, 1992, in Pittsburgh. She is the daughter of Robert Looman and Debra Troski Van Camp both of Wintersville.

Also surviving are her sister, Kristen Looman; one brother, Robert "Rudy" Looman both of Wintersville; two step-brothers, Corey and Zane Van Camp of Cadiz; maternal grandfather Thomas Troski, of Toronto and paternal grandparents, Chuck and Betty Looman of New Alexandria; step-father, Lance Van Camp and step- mother, Betsy Looman.

She leaves behind several aunts and uncles along with 11 first cousins. She is also leaving behind her four cats that she loved so much, Leah, Snuggles,

Preceding Amanda in death is her maternal grandmother, Mary Rose Campbell DiMichael.

Amanda was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Amanda was a 2010 graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central High School and was attending Franciscan University of Steubenville where she was a senior and on schedule to graduate this December with a management and marketing degree. She was also accepted to start the masters program at FUS in January.

At Catholic Central, Amanda was a 4-year letterman and starter for the soccer team and holds three records which areMost goals in a game (7), most goals in a season (34) and most career goals (82). During her senior year, she was elected captain of her soccer team, was named 1st team OVAC Div. 111, 1st team Eastern District, 1st team OVAC All Valley, she was 4th in the state of Ohio with 34 goals, and was named 106.3 "The River" athlete of the week and received the Ohio High School Athletic Assoc. Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award.

Although her love was soccer, she played basketball for three years, track one year, was a member of the foreign language club two years, JCDA (Junior Catholic Daughters of America) two years, pep club senior year, and a member of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) for four years.

At Franciscan, Amanda continued to play soccer her freshman and sophomore years as well as spring of 2013. In 2011, Amanda led the team with 10 goals as forward. In fall of 2012, Amanda decided to place her soccer career on hold and study abroad in Austria where she visited several countries which included, England, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, and she has also been to Mexico and traveled cross country this past August from California.

Also while at FUS, Amanda was a sprinter for the track team freshman year, played intramural basketball and football and was recently playing intramural ultimate Frisbee. She was a member of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), held an internship at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce in Spring 2013 and a member of Theta Phi Alpha sorority since spring of 2012 where she was fundraising chairman and assistant new member educator.

Although Amanda was a student, she was also an employee of Victoria's Secret in Robinson for the past four years. She was just recently promoted to Merchandise Flow Supervisor.

Amanda was full of life, love, and happiness. She was always smiling; adventurous, hard working, competitive, fun loving, free spirited, and had a hilarious sense of humor. She will be missed by all of those whose lives she touched.

Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd. Steubenville.

A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Msgr. Gerald Calovini, celebrant and Fr. Mark Moore, con celebrant.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the, AMANDA LOOMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The checks should be made out to: FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY and forwarded to: FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, 1235 UNIVERSITY BLVD STEUBENVILLE, OH 43952 "AMANDA LOOMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP" must be in the memo section of the check.

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