Tattoos to Remember

Troy: When Bev Studebaker passed away of cancer in 2015, her care-givers wanted to memorialize her and others who lost their lives to the disease. Bev was an individual served by CRSI since 1982, and the staff felt very close to her. Nicknamed “Peanut”, she is remembered for her great personality.

L-R: Chelsea Mumford, support specialist; Theresa Brake, support specialist; Brenda Knife, support manager; Lanie Barnes, support specialist; Stacey Miller, support specialist; Susan Cooper, support specialist.

L-R: Chelsea Mumford, support specialist; Theresa Brake, support specialist; Brenda Knife, support manager; Lanie Barnes, support specialist; Stacey Miller, support specialist; Susan Cooper, support specialist.

According to Brenda Knife, home manager, Bev meant a lot to those at the Walnut St. group home and they wanted to be reminded of her everyday by tattooing their wrists with the lavender ribbon for cancer.

The idea is the brainchild of Lanie Barnes, support specialist who planned to get the tattoo in memory of everyone she’s lost to cancer, including Bev. The other staff members fell in love with the idea and they each jumped in with wrist forward.