Stacy was the general manager of a rural grocery store and was a longtime employee. At about 6:30 a.m., a woman entered the store and forced Stacy and a male delivery driver into Stacy's car which was parked in the store's lot. The woman then shot Stacy with a handgun and slashed the male with a knife.
The authorities believe that the motive was robbery and that neither Stacy nor the delivery driver knew the female attacker.
Stacy Keplinger, age 36, of Leachville, was arrested and has been charged with murder and related charges.
A funding site has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
Friends describe Stacy as caring and friendly. She had a smile for everyone who entered the store.
She enjoyed meeting the public through her job. She also enjoyed travelling. Stacy was a member of the Baptist faith.
Stacy's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a
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those who have lost her.
Stacy is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother Pat; her husband, Charles; and her sons Dereck and Chris, and her brothers and sister.
Pray for justice for Stacy.
Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.
God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father. Amen.
Pray that Stacy is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.