ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kaylee Grace Whetzel. Kaylee Grace was 5 years old, born on March 20, 2004 and was taken from her loving family and friends on October 23, 2009 by a senseless, cold-blooded murder. So many hearts were broken that tragic night. Not a day goes by that Kaylee Grace is not thought  of or a tear shed. Just as we have wept, so has Jesus. John 11: 35 "Jesus wept". Just as Jesus wept over his friend Lazarus, he too has wept for Kaylee Grace. Kaylee Grace, we love you and your memory will be cherished in our hearts forever. We love you and miss you. Daddy, MawMaw, PapPap and family.

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022
Merry Christmas, Sweetheart! Another Christmas will soon be gone without you. You were missed just as much this Christmas as you were the first Christmas. Everyone, in spite of the weather, was here except for Rick and Kristina and they were not able to come because of the icy road. We all had a good time, but it just was not the same without you, and we know that you had a wonderful Christmas with Jesus. You are Loved and thought about everyday.
Love forever, Daddy Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022
Today is 13 years since you left your earthly family to be with your heavenly family. Some days it seems like it has only been 13 days and we are living the nightmare of losing you all over again. Knowing that you are in Heaven with Jesus gives us the comfort of believing that one day we will be with you again.
Maw Maw and I went to the cemetery today and even though you are not there, it gave us a sense of being closer to you. I know that you already know that you have a little cousin on the way. Uncle Rick and Kristina are expecting a little baby boy on April 12th; Easter Day. Baby boy Whetzel is a miracle baby from God, and he could never replace you, but he may help to fill the void that we have in our hearts from losing you. Your daddy and your family are doing well, but you already know that and you are still thought about and missed every day. You will always be our sweet little Kaylee Grace.
Loved and forever missed,
Daddy, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family  
October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022
Remembering your family today and holding you close in thought and prayer.
March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022
Happy 18th Birthday, sweetheart. Maw Maw says hello and Happy Birthday. You were taken from us over 12 years ago, but you have been with us every
day in our hearts and memories. Birthdays were always special to you and your loved ones, but now your birthdays are greater and more special than we could ever imagine. Maw Maw and me when to the cemetary to visit this morning after church and tell you Happy Birhday, but we knew you were not there, but that you are in Heaven with your Father and Creator. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
You are forever loved and missed.
Love, Daddy, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
December 25, 2021
December 25, 2021
Another Christmas Day has come and almost over and we have missed you just as much this Christmas as we have the last 12 Christmases. We celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, but Christmas Day just isn't the same without you. You were always in our hearts and our memories today. One day we will all celebrate Christmas in Heaven with you again. Merry Christmas in Heaven with Jesus. Love, Daddy, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family
November 8, 2021
November 8, 2021
Oct. 23 has come and gone. 12 long years since you left for your home in Heaven. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of. You will forever be in out hearts. Love, Daddy, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
March 20, 2021
March 20, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETHEART! It is so hard to believe that today we celebrate your 17th birthday. Even though you are not with us you are always in our hearts and memories. We will never forget the birthdays we celebrated with you while you were with us. You are loved and in our thoughts every day.
Love, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and loved ones.
December 25, 2020
December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas, sweetheart. We miss you every day, but especially today. We had a very good Christmas, but it could never compare with the Christmas you celebrated today with Jesus. Our hope and prayers are that one day we will all be together again to celebrate Christmas with you again. Our love for you will forever be in our hearts and memories.
Merry Christmas and we love you and miss you very much.
Love, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family. 
December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020
Two days before Christmas and you are weighing heavy on my heart today. It is hard to believe that this will be 12 Christmases without you, but you are still in our heart and memories. You will always be with us. I know you will have the greatest Christmas in Heaven with grandma and Molly, but most of all with Jesus and his Angels. Thinking about you and missing you. Merry Christmas.
Love, Maw Maw and Pap Pap.
October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020
Today marks 11 years since you were taken from your loved ones. We miss you just as much today as we did that first day you were gone. We went to your grave today, but Maw Maw and I know that you aren't there, but that you are in Heaven with your Heavenly Father. Your great grandmother passed away last Friday, but you already know that, and now you have someone to stroll down those golden streets with. You will forever live in our hearts and you will never be forgotten.
Sadly missed and loved forever,
Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family 
March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020
Happy Birthday Sweetie. It is so hard to believe that you were 16 years old
yesterday. We were so blessed by God to enjoy 5 of your birthdays with you. Now God and his angels are enjoying your birthday with you. Maw Maw and went I went to the cemetery to visit yesterday and we hope you like the things we laid at your grave. We miss you so much and without you, we will always be missing a big part of our lives. Forever in our hearts and memories. Love,
Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and loved ones.
December 26, 2019
December 26, 2019
Merry Christmas, Sweetheart. This was the 10th Christmas without you and you are still dearly missed. We feel so badly that we were not able to visit with you on Christmas Day, but you were with us in our hearts and memories.
Maw Maw and Pap Pap are going to visit with you tomorrow. We know that you had a Joyous Christmas with our Lord and Savior. We were also very sad because we really missed Molly Q., but we knew that it was time to let her come home to be in Heaven with you. Molly was more than a pet and was a great comfort to us. We did our very best to take care of Molly for you and now she is in Heaven running and playing with you. One day we will see you and Molly again. We love you and miss you as much now as we did 10 years ago. Merry Christmas! Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family. 
October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019
It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since you were taken from those who loved you more than life to live eternally with your Heavenly Father. Not a day goes by that we do not think about you. We await the day that we are with you again. Life has not been or ever will be the same without you. Your smile, your laugh, your kindness and the love that you had for your daddy and your family will live forever in our hearts. You will will always be in our memories and in our hearts. We will be with you again one day.
Love forever, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and your loving family. 
December 25, 2018
December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas, Sweetheart. Another Christmas without you and we sure thought about you and missed you a lot today. I remember like it was only yesterday how much you loved Christmas. Everyone was here today at Maw Maw and Pap Pap's house to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Your daddy tries to hide the hurt, but I know the pain is still in his heart. But one day the pain will be gone from all of us when we ate all together again in Heaven. What a glorious day that will be. Until that day, we will always love you and miss you each day. Love, Daddy, Maw Maw, Pap Pap, Kim and family.
March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. It is so hard to believe that you are 14 years old today. 9 birthdays have gone by without you and each year it is just as hard as it was the year before. One day we will all be together again in Heaven and will celebrate birthdays with you again.
Happy Birthday. We love you and miss you. Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
Dear Kaylee, thinking of you on your birthday and sending your beautiful family love, hugs, and prayers.
February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day, Sweetheart. We miss you and think about you everyday. We will be with you again one day.
Love Always, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
December 24, 2017
December 24, 2017
"Merry Christmas, Sweetheart". Well, I just finished wrapping Christmas presents and it just doesn't seem the same not wrapping presents for you. You will have the perfect Christmas and have received the greatest Christmas present anyone could ask for, being in Heaven with your Heavenly Father and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sweetheart, we miss you so much and wish you a very Merry Christmas in Heaven. We love you and you are in our hearts and memories everyday, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017
Happy Birthday. Sweetheart. Today is your 13th Birthday. We have celebrated your Birthday for the last 8 years even though you were not with us. You are remembered each day along with the joy you bought to our lives while you were with us. Because of the cold, heartless actions of 2 people you life was cut short. You were not given the chance to enjoy your childhood days and now you will never enjoy your years as a teenager. One day we will all celebrate your Birthday with you in Heaven. Happy Birthday and we love you and miss you so much. Love, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
December 25, 2016
December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas, Sweetheart. Another Christmas without you has past, but you were with us in our hearts. Maw Maw and I went to the cemetery to visit with you this morning lie we do every Christmas. Your tree and the decorations looked beautiful. Kim made Maw Maw, me and your uncles the most beautiful blankets out of pieces of your clothes and it bought back so many wonderful memories of when you were here to celebrate Christmas with us. We will always love you and will never forget you, Sweetheart. Love, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
December 24, 2016
December 24, 2016
Merry Christmas, Sweetheart. The Christmas Season is always a difficult time for us, because without you their is always an empty place in our hearts. Christmas is not the same without you, but we cling close to our hearts the memories of the past Christmases that you Blessed us with. We will be together again in God's Kingdom and will be together for all eternity. Merry Christmas. We love you and miss you always. Love, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
October 23, 2016
October 23, 2016
Today is 7 years since you were taken from those who love you. Today you are in Heaven with your Holy Father. The pain of not having you with us is something we deal with each and every day, but knowing you are in Heaven and that we will see you again one day, gives us the hope and the strength to get through each day. You were greatly loved when you were with us and are greatly loved ever though you are not with us. We will be with you again one, Sweetheart. Love, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap, Molly, Chloe, Rosebud and all your loving family and friends.
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016
Sure missed you a whole bunch this Memorial Weekend.Love you miss you so much. Love always, Maw Maw and Pap Pap
March 20, 2016
March 20, 2016
Happy 12th Birthday, Sweetheart. Even though we are not with you on your Birthday, one day we will all be together again to celebrate with you in Heaven. Kaylee, we miss you so much everyday and until we are together again there will be a void in our hearts, but one day that void will be filled. Until we are together again to celebrate, Happy Birthday! We wait for the day we will be together again and until then we love you and miss you so much. Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family
February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016
Happy Valentines Day, Sweetheart! We love you and miss you more than ever. Love, Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016
Merry Christmas, Sweetheart. Love, Daddy, MawMaw, PapPap and family.
October 25, 2015
October 25, 2015
Sweetheart, we love you and miss you so much. Friday, Oct. 23 was 6 years since you were taken from us. We will never forget that tragic night. To have your life taken by the hands of these animals is still hard to bear. But one day we will all be together again in God's Kingdom. Sweetheart we love and will always miss you. Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family
March 20, 2015
March 20, 2015
Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Hard to believe that today is your 11th Birthday. We have missed you so much. We will always remember the Birthdays we celebrated with you when you were with us. Those who took your life can never take away the wonderful memories we have of you. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday with Jesus today. We love you and miss you so much. Daddy, Kim, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family
January 1, 2015
January 1, 2015
Christmas in Heaven. One day I hope to be there with you celebrating Christmas.
Merry Christmas Sweetheart!
Love you and miss you, PapPap and MawMaw
April 20, 2014
April 20, 2014
Happy Easter in Heaven, Sweetheart. We sure did miss you today, but we know that you celebrated Easter with Jesus and all your friends in Heaven. One day we hope to celebrate each day with you. Love you and miss you. Daddy, Kim, MawMaw, PapPap and family.
March 25, 2014
March 25, 2014
Happy 10th birthday sweetheart. One day we will all celebrate your birthday together in Heaven. We love you and miss you so much. Love, Daddy, Kim, MawMaw, PapPap and family
March 20, 2014
March 20, 2014
Thinking of you and your family on your birthday today, Kaylee. Sending sweet thoughts and prayers for all!
January 25, 2014
January 25, 2014
Sweetheart, you are heavy on my heart this evening. You would have loved all the snow we are having, and sled riding with your cousins. I just miss you so much. Love, PapPap
January 5, 2014
January 5, 2014
Another year has past without you. Another year coming up without you. The pain is still with us, but God will carry us through the pain of not having you with us. God has you in his arms for all eternity and we wait the day when we can be together again. We love you and miss each day. Love, MawMaw and PapPap
December 25, 2013
December 25, 2013
It has been a long, busy day. Your daddy and everyone came to visit, but someone was missing and that was you, Sweetheart. MawMaw and I came to visit you at the cemetery first thing this morning. Your tree and decorations looked so nice. 4 years and it is still so hard to believe that you are not with us. We will hold you in our hearts and thoughts forever. Merry Christmas! We love you so much. MawMaw and PapPap
December 24, 2013
December 24, 2013
Well, it is Christmas Eve and I am looking at your pictures and missing you so very much. Christmas is not the same and never will be since you are not with us. Merry Christmas, Sweetheart. Love, MawMaw and PapPap
October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013
Today was 4 years since you were taken from your loved one. Many days it seems like it was only yesterday. The pain is still in our hearts. Knowing your life was taken because of the choices of others is unbearable. But now you are in heaven with Jesus; no one can ever hurt you again. Sweetheart, we love you and miss each and every day.
October 9, 2013
October 9, 2013
Just a note to say that my heart, my thoughts, my prayers are with your family. Kaylee, although I never met you, you and your loved ones are forever etched in my heart. My candle is burning as a reminder that your light continues to shine. Thinking very specifically of you at this moment. I care!
July 17, 2013
July 17, 2013
You were in my thoughts a lot today, sweetheart. We love you and miss you so much. Love, MawMaw and PapPap
March 30, 2013
March 30, 2013
Happy Easter Sweetheart. We remember the sacrifice that our Lord and Savior Jesus made on the cross for our sins. We too remember the hope and promise of eternal life. We celebrate the Life that you have with Jesus in his Kingdom. That is what gives us the strength to endure the pain of losing you. Thank You Sweet Jesus for Your Grace and Mercy. We Love You and Miss You. MawMaw & PapPap
March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. We love you and miss you.
MawMaw and PapPap
March 19, 2013
March 19, 2013
Tomorrow is your 9th Birthday. What a sad day it will be for everyone.
I love you and miss you so much. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart.
PapPap
December 9, 2012
December 9, 2012
such a little girl to have been taken much to soon. 
she is now an angel watching over everyone but that does not help the pain of the loved ones left behind. She knows you miss her, love her and talk to her,she wishes she could ease your pain but she knows that one day that all of her loved ones will be with her again. Prayers for the family
October 23, 2012
October 23, 2012
Three years ago today, you left your loved ones and went to be with Jesus in Heaven. The pain is just as strong as if it were only yesterday. What happen was not right, you were innocent, but still you lost your life because of the choices that others made. How could two people put you in such a dangerous situation that would take your life? We love you and miss you so much . PapPap
September 21, 2012
September 21, 2012
Enjoyed our visit with you this evening. Love you and miss you more and more each day. Love, MawMaw and PapPap
September 15, 2012
September 15, 2012
So glad MawMaw and PapPap got to spent time with you today. Hope you enjoy the butterfly and ladybug. Miss you and love you. MawMaw and PapPap
September 8, 2012
September 8, 2012
PapPap enjoyed the time he spent with you this morning. Sometimes it is hard to understand and explain why things happen the way they do. I know that God's justice was not handed down to those who took your life. So many questions why this happen and why your life had to be taken because of the choices others made. Only God, you and we know the pain and heartache of losing you. We love you
September 6, 2012
September 6, 2012
Well, things did not happen like we hoped, but the two people that took your life are in prison for the rest of their lives. It was a very sad and emotional day for your daddy, MawMaw, PapPap and the rest of the family.One day they will be judged in a higher court and the punishment that God commanded and they deserve will be given them. Felt your presence with us today. Love you. PapPap
August 10, 2012
August 10, 2012
It is 2 AM and I can't go to sleep tonight. I miss you everyday, but you have been on my mind so much today. Love you and miss you so much. PapPap.
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December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022
Merry Christmas, Sweetheart! Another Christmas will soon be gone without you. You were missed just as much this Christmas as you were the first Christmas. Everyone, in spite of the weather, was here except for Rick and Kristina and they were not able to come because of the icy road. We all had a good time, but it just was not the same without you, and we know that you had a wonderful Christmas with Jesus. You are Loved and thought about everyday.
Love forever, Daddy Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family.
October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022
Today is 13 years since you left your earthly family to be with your heavenly family. Some days it seems like it has only been 13 days and we are living the nightmare of losing you all over again. Knowing that you are in Heaven with Jesus gives us the comfort of believing that one day we will be with you again.
Maw Maw and I went to the cemetery today and even though you are not there, it gave us a sense of being closer to you. I know that you already know that you have a little cousin on the way. Uncle Rick and Kristina are expecting a little baby boy on April 12th; Easter Day. Baby boy Whetzel is a miracle baby from God, and he could never replace you, but he may help to fill the void that we have in our hearts from losing you. Your daddy and your family are doing well, but you already know that and you are still thought about and missed every day. You will always be our sweet little Kaylee Grace.
Loved and forever missed,
Daddy, Maw Maw, Pap Pap and family  
October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022
Remembering your family today and holding you close in thought and prayer.
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Memories of Kaylee

March 21, 2011

I have so many fond memories of Kaylee. I cherish everyone of them. I remember when she would come to Chirldren's Church and would ask me to sing with her. "Annie, can we sing the baby Jesus song?" She loved to sing Away In A Manger and Jesus Loves Me. I remember how she loved my cats and would chase them all over the yard. Squiggy was the only one that would let Kaylee catch her. I remember once when I was to babysit Kaylee. I laied down on the couch and she sat on my stomach. I fell asleep. When Mom and Allaina got home Kaylee was still sitting on me. She was so proud of herself. "Grammie, Annie didn't babysit me, I babysat Annie." I  remember when Kaylee came to VBS in 2009. She was so proud that Peyton had come with her. "Annie this is my Peyton."  I remember once she asked me if I would share my Grandpa with her. I told her yes and I was sure that he would love that. He did love that. I still remember the last day that I saw her, October 19, 2009. She gave me a big hug. "I Love You Annie." Those words will stay with me forever. I am sure that Kaylee is with my Grandaddy having a big time. Everytime that I see a butterfly I think of her. I know that she is watching over me and all her loved ones.

Golden Hair, Golden Heart

March 19, 2011

I didn't know Kaylee all that well.  However, I did have the pleasure of being one of the teachers at EHEMS on playground duty while Kaylee was in kindergarten.  My best memory of Kaylee is when she was on the playground.  Her hair was so beautiful and when she ran it would blow in the breeze.  The sunshine would make her hair so golden and beautiful--almost like it glowed!  She would play with her cousins, Peyton, Jaydyn, and Rayne on the playground.  It was so sweet to see all four of them running around and being together.  She was so kind to them all.  One day, I recall, Rayne was sitting on the hill by herself and Kaylee came running over to me and asked where Rayne was.  I showed her.  She went up on the hill and put her arms around Rayne.  She had such a golden heart to go with her hair!  She was so sweet and kind to everyone she came into contact with!  I will definitely hold this memory in my heart of her forever.  Being a teacher, each and every child holds a special place in my heart and Kaylee sure touched my heart in the short time I was in contact with her!  God did get an angel when He got her! 

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