Kermit Stacy works at the Killbuck golf club every Monday and Wednesday
Kermit Stacy on the course
Retirement Communities in Anderson, IN
Killbuck Golf Club was established in 1967 in Anderson, Indiana. The club offers beautiful greens, putting green, driving range, and a full service Pro-Shop. It also has the largest men’s club in the county. One of the club’s most admired features is the gentleman who stands behind the counter at the Pro Shop every Monday and Wednesday. This gentleman is named Kermit Stacy and happens to be a Primrose resident.
Kermit moved to Anderson in 1963 when he married Martha. They have 4 children and now have 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Golf was always an enjoyable past time and in 1967 they won the husband and wife tournament. Kermit and Martha worked at Delco Remy and both retired in 1983. In 1985, he began working at Killbuck Golf Club and enjoyed playing golf on his down time. He quickly became a well-known face at the Pro Shop. They have stayed active since their years of retirement and enjoy their ever growing family.
In May of 2012, Kermit experienced a broken hip and faced several months of rehabilitation. After this experience they begin to look into retirement options. They moved to Primrose in September of 2012. On October 22 Kermit then suffered from a stroke while undergoing a routine heart procedure. Kermit again faced several months of rehab and had to learn how to swallow, eat, and speak again. Martha stated, “We were lucky we came to Primrose.” Kermit worked for months and has made a full recovery. He now enjoys his days with Martha, works out every evening, and went back to work at the club this spring.
This May I had the pleasure of interviewing Kermit and his co-workers at the Killbuck Golf Course. Mike Plummer, a long-time colleague, said “He keeps us young guys going and he keeps me busy!” He played in a golf tournament just 2 weeks ago. Kermit grinned and said, “I’m friendly, I love life and I love people.”
Kermit’s story is one of persistence and survival. He will turn 82 years old in October and will also celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Kermit’s experience over this past year has been trying. His attitude and perseverance have helped conquer circumstances that seemed impossible to overcome. His is an inspiration to Primrose residents and staff. Arnold Palmer once said, “The most rewarding things in life are the ones that look like they cannot be done.” Kermit has no plans of slowing down. We are honored that he is a Primrose resident.
by Carissa Stevens,