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Speedway fire victim on life support

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SPEEDWAY, Ind.  (January 2, 2016) — One of the fire victims in a Friday morning fire in Speedway has been placed on life support.

Family members describe Penny Stewart as a fun, outgoing person. Her body was being kept alive for organ donation.

Family members describe Penny Stewart as a fun, outgoing person. Her body was being kept alive for organ donation.

Family members say Penny Stewart, 45, was declared “brain dead” Friday night.

The doting mother is being kept on life support until her organs are donated. Her family told FOX59 all of her organs except her eyes and lungs will be donated.

“God has a plan for everybody and apparently He needed her so it was the first thing to go,” said Stewart’s cousin Dee Lockhart. “She’s gonna help a lot of people here. And she’s going to live in a lot of people.”

Family members say her dogs stayed by her side until fire crews pulled her out of the home. The dogs also died in the fire.

According to Stewart’s family and friends, she was outgoing and she was a hard worker.

“She was really a fantastic person. She’s really going to be missed by a lot, a lot of people,” said Lockhart.

They are very thankful for all the prayers during this difficult time.

The family is accepting donations to help cover the funeral expenses. You can learn how to give here.