Memorial service set for stepfather, little girl killed in Eastland fire

EASTLAND, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A memorial service will take place Friday to honor the lives of a stepfather and 4-year-old little girl killed in an Eastland house fire on December 15, 2017. 

The memorial will begin at the Leon River Cowboy Church in Olden at 4:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to be themselves and to not wear black, as this is a celebration of the lives 32-year-old Kenny Osteen and 4-year-old Karleigh Cox led. 

There will be a cookout following the service, so anyone who wishes to contribute is asked to bring some food.

Karleigh's funeral will take place Saturday, December 30 at First United Methodist Church at 215 S. Mulberry Street in Eastland for close family and friends. She will be laid to rest in the Eastland City Cemetery. 

Family members say Osteen died a hero, running back inside the burning home on the  200 block of Daughterty Avenue to rescue Karleigh from a closet after pulling his other stepdaughter, 7-year-old Emily, to safety. 

Emily has been released from a Dallas hospital after sustaining 4th-degree burns on 30% of her body, leaving her in need of multiple surgeries and skin grafts.

The cause of the fatal fire has not been determined. BigCountryHomepage will provide more information on this incident as additional details are released. 

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