Isabelle Meyer’s free spirit lives in her grandparents

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Isabelle Meyer would have been going into the 6th grade at Jasper Middle School, but if you ask her grandma, she was ready to take on the world.

“She was free spirited, carefree,” Cyndi Meyer said. Gentle, she loved life.”

Isabelle was on this earth for 11 years, but her life won’t be measured by her grandparents in the things she never did. Those 11 years changed them, even if it’s impossible to find words to say how.

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“She loved to camp, this was her fourth year down there,” Cyndi said. “She was a happy-go-lucky. She didn’t worry about stuff.”

Just Monday, Cyndi dropped Isabelle off for Girl Scout camp in Cannelton.

“I gave her a kiss,” she said holding back tears. “That was the last kiss I gave her.”

Isabelle died Monday when a tree fell on her and a group of Girl Scouts while hiking at Camp Koch.

When the young intrepid girl left our world, it got a little darker. But there’s comfort knowing she made another place brighter.

“She was a joy,” Stan Meyer said.

What a blessing it is for Stan and Cyndi both to see the Tri-State and beyond remember their Isabelle.

“It’s just wowing me, I’m telling you,” said Cyndi. “This whole community is coming together on it,” added Stan.

There are so many things they’ll miss.

“Papaw’s home, papaw’s home!”

But even more they’ll remember.

“How precious and dear I hold those babies to my heart.”

Isabelle the adventurer has so much to be proud of. Just look at her Girl Scout uniform filled with patches as proof.

“You know, life is too short,” Cyndi said.

There’s one patch on the front of her teal vest which symbolizes her graduation from a Brownie Scout. Now it means more than ever.

A pair of wings.

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