JASPER, Ind. (WEHT) – One week ago, Isabelle Meyer was laughing and playing with her friends at Girl Scout camp. Now those same friends are saying goodbye, but they won’t let her go alone.
Twelve hands carried her to this farewell, six on each side of a pearl casket.
“Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted,” said Fr. Gary Kaiser at Monday’s funeral in Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper.
If there’s ever a symbol of love Lsabelle shared, it has filled this mass.
“My image of Isabelle is that she is in the arms of Jesus.”
Family, friends, Girl Scouts, and strangers raised their voice to open the gates of heaven for her. It is their belief, Isabelle’s life hasn’t ended, it has just changed.
“The kingdom of God belongs to the pure of heart, like you,” Kaiser said.
Like any 11-year-old, Isabelle loved the Girl Scouts, and her dolls, and dreamed of going to Paris. “She loved girly things,” Kaiser said during her eulogy. “Sequins, glitter, make-up, having her nails done.”
She worked hard in class, and her report card proved it. Isabelle would have been entering 6th grade at Jasper Middle School.
Lining the hallway to the hearse, Girl Scouts in uniform ushered Isabelle out of this world with a three-finger salute. It is a symbol of their promise to serve.
The procession to her grave had hundreds of cars.
Isabelle’s impact will be felt in everyone who was lucky enough to know her. In one short life, she laughed, loved, and played. She showed her family joy and how to make friends.
Now her soul is dancing in the arms of an angel, doing the same above us all.
May she rest in peace.
This story was originally published on July 1, 2019