Community says goodbye to coach killed in stage collapse

NEWTOWN, OH (FOX19) - Family, friends and members of the community are saying goodbye to a victim of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

A visitation for Meagan Toothman began at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at Moore's Funeral Home in Newtown.

Toothman died last Monday night from injuries she suffered in the stage collapse on August 13th.

She was the Turpin High School Cheerleading Coach.

Her family released the following statement on Turpin's website last week: "Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. Our family is overwhelmed by our sweet girl's impact on so many people. There is some comfort in knowing that she had such a presence for so many people. Please continue to pray for the other victims of this terrible tragedy."

Meagan was a 2005 graduate of Turpin and a 2009 graduate of Wittenberg University, where she earned a degree in psychology. She was currently enrolled in the School Psychology Program at the University of Cincinnati, where she earned a Masters degree in Education. She was preparing to complete her final internship in school psychology in the West Clermont school district.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to the Meagan Toothman Scholarship Fund c/o Turpin High School 2650 Bartels Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45244.