Mackenzie Taylor Stuart, known to her friends and family as Mac, Kenz, Kenzie or just Z, died Saturday January 22, 2011 at the age of 21 as a result of injuries sustained from a car accident.
Mackenzie was born July 14, 1989 in Fargo, ND to Greg and Carolyn Stuart. She was homeschooled through 8th grade. She attended South Dearborn High School and graduated in 2007. She received many awards and honors at South Dearborn High School but was most proud to receive the Cindy McGraw Memorial Athletic Scholarship which honors a female student who demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship and a positive attitude in female athletics. In high school she received high academic honors and was awarded a Lilly Scholarship. A senior at Butler University in Indianapolis, she was one semester away from graduating with majors in Computer Science and Mathematics. Mackenzie was an excellent and hard working student. While at Butler she was Vice President of the Math Club and was involved in the Science Club and volunteered at the Humane Society.
Mackenzie was a very athletic young woman. She played youth soccer in Aurora, ran cross country and track for South Dearborn and played on Butler's women's soccer team. In her youth she practiced karate and earned the Bronze award in Venturing. In track, she was a four year letter winner and qualified for the state meet twice. She was also a ten year member of 4-H and a four year member of South Dearborn's academic team. In 4-H her favorite project was Cats and she won grand champion Cat 6 straight years with 5 different family cats. During her freshman year, she qualified for the State Academic Meet on the same team with her sister Madison.
Mackenzie always had one creative idea or another. One day, she might be filming magic shows with her brother, Sean. Another day she might be knitting, drawing, writing or sewing. There was always something new on her plate. An accomplished pianist who also loved to sing, she had been involved in the Young Voices chorus since its inception. Mackenzie was a juggler and could juggle balls, pens and rings and was just beginning to learn the diabolo. She loved to watch movies and was a voracious reader. Although a quiet and reserved person, Mackenzie kept her family laughing with her zany and offbeat sense of humor.
Surviving are parents, Greg & Carolyn Stuart of Aurora, IN; younger brother Sean, older sister, Madison ( husband Ben Eisen) of Chicopee, Massachusetts; Grandparents, Norm & Sue Stuart of Indianapolis, and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Friends will be received for a Memorial Visitation from 2:00 - 6:00 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Aurora Lions Club, 228 Second Street, Aurora, Indiana.
Memorials can be made to South Dearborn's Dollars for Scholars. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.
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