Stacy Kay (Webster) Mortensen, 43, died peacefully at home on Sept. 8, 2012 after a courageous five-year battle with cancer.
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Her family rejoices that she is no longer in pain, but has found the everlasting peace that only God can provide. Stacy is remembered as a loving mother, wife, aunt, sister and daughter. Stacy dedicated her life to serving those she loved, especially her family.
Born in Rochester, N.Y. on Oct. 20, 1968, Stacy was raised with a focus on hard work and determination. Stacy was raised in Himrod, N.Y. on Seneca Lake where she spent her time truly appreciating the serene lake water. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1986 and SUNY Fredonia in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Stacy continued her education earning a master's degree from Wright State University. After marrying Chris Mortensen, her high school sweetheart, in 1991, they moved to Greenville, Ohio where Stacy began her career as a teacher. Stacy taught kindergarten at Versailles Exempted Village School District for 20 years. She touched the lives of over 1,000 kindergarten children during her career as a teacher. She was passionate about teaching and started each day by singing "You Are My Sunshine" to her students. Stacy taught through the ups and downs of her life. Her Versailles school family described her as a true inspiration leaving the legacy to "be positive, smile, work hard, love deeply and have faith."
Stacy adored her daughters Casey and Jessica. She loved spending time with the girls watching movies, going to the zoo or at home laughing together. During the summer, Stacy could be found relaxing with her girls on the shore of Seneca Lake. Stacy was always on the go with her girls making sure they could experience all that life had to offer.
Stacy will be dearly missed. Her creativity, passion, dedication, can do attitude and love brought so much joy to those around her. She is survived by her husband, Christian; daughters, Casey and Jessica; parents, Kay and Jack Sloat and Steve and Debbie Webster; siblings, Jared Webster, Hilary Sloat and Corteney (Webster) Boudinot; nieces and nephews, Claire and Josiah Sloat and Steven and Aidan Webster.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Greenville, Ohio. Stacy requested in lieu of flowers, please send donations to State of the Heart Hospice 1350 N. Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331 or Darke County Cancer Association 209 E. Fourth St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, N.Y. 14837. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
Published in The Daily Advocate from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13, 2012