Doctor Kacie Marie Barnett Gage, 31, of Monticello, lost her courageous fight, Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her home.
She was born March 11, 1989 in Monticello, to Michael Shane Barnett and Karen Marie Clough Stewart.
Kacie graduated from Drew Central in 2007 as valedictorian. Kacie went on to further her education earning a bachelor of science in biology from UAM. She continued on to UAMS where she earned a doctorate of pharmacy in 2015. During her studies at UAM, she met and fell in love with K.C. Gage. They wed on April 22, 2017.
Kacie was employed as Director of Pharmacy at Drew Memorial Hospital. She was a black belt in Ishynru Karate where she practiced under the leadership of Rickie Arendale for over 20 years. Kacie’s passions were reading, running, baking cupcakes, Halloween, and Lady Gaga.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Peggy Barnard Clough Schiesser and Charles Clough; step-grandfather, Carroll Stewart and father-in-law, C.C. Gage.
Kacie is survived by her husband, K.C. Gage of Monticello; her mother, Karen Stewart and stepfather, Keith of Monticello; her father, Shane Barnett of Lacey; one sister, Kristina Gaona and her husband Patrick of Houston, Texas; one stepsister, Frankie Tillman of White Hall; three brothers, Brady Barnett and wife Kayla, Eddie Barnett and Jace Barnett all of Monticello; grandparents, Dink and Carol Barnett of the Green Hill community; step grandmothers, Janice Stewart, of Monticello, Pat Clough of Plaquemine, Louisiana; step grandfather, Jack Schiesser, of Monticello; and her mother-in-law, Karen Gage, of Monticello, as well as a numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Her family would like you to know that her battle has been won and she is in the arms of Jesus.
Kacie’s viewing will be held Monday, April 13 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Visitors are asked to follow Covid-19 protocol with no more than 10 people at a time in the visitation room and keep the CDC recommended 6-foot distance from each other. There will not be a guestbook, you may submit your condolences and memories in an online guesbook at stephensondearman.com.
A memorial fund has been set up for Kacie and KC at Commercial Bank. Donations can be made at Commercial Bank and Trust, c/o Sandy Jones, P.O. Box 150, Monticello, Arkansas 71657.