Diabetes victim Stacy Brewer dies at Jewish
Stacy Brewer, the 33-year-old Elizabeth woman suffering complications from diabetes, died Sunday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
A dinner and auction were held last week to help her and her husband, Lee Brewer, with medical expenses. A luncheon will be held at Harrison County Court House Friday to help with Stacy’s funeral expenses.
Proceeds of several fund-raising events during Spirit Days at Elizabeth, planned by Lee’s friend, Jeff Lillpop of Elizabeth, will be used to help Morgan Fogakoldyke, 5, of Laconia, at Lee’s request. (See story, page two.)
‘This community really pulls together well,’ said Jeff.
Lee said he appreciates the ‘wonderful’ outpouring of support and his friend’s efforts. He thinks any revenue that is raised this weekend should be used to help Morgan.
Jeff said a horseshoe tournament and money raffle are two events planned so far that will be used to benefit Morgan.
Morgan has been treated the past year for a brain tumor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
She is the daughter of Dan and Beth Fogakoldyke of Laconia, formerly of Lanesville.
Stacy, a native of Harrison County, was born Jan. 10, 1972, to William F. and Sandra K. Morgan Miller.
She was a licensed practical nurse at Harrison County Hospital several years ago. A co-worker, Norma Cundiff, remembers Stacy well.
‘She was kind, compassionate, and very hard-working, and many times I wondered where she got the strength to do it, but she always did,’ her friend said. ‘She will be missed.’
Stacy was also a member of the Kentuckiana Drag Racing Association and the St. Peter’s Catholic Church near Buena Vista.
Survivors besides her husband and parents include a sister, Tracy Mills of Elizabeth and her grandparents, Kenneth and Marjorie Morgan of Elizabeth.
Visitation is today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and tomorrow after 8 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Her funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at her church. Father Dan Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery near Elizabeth.
Pallbearers will be Harley Brewer, Sam Mills, Jimmy LaPlant, Vaughn Hart, Jason Blankenship and Steve Brock.
The family sugests memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Fund.