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.

Posted by Dale B Whetzel on March 22, 2012
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. Sorry, Pap is a little late getting this on, but it was just too hard to write on the day of your birthday. We loved you with all our hearts when God blessed us with your birth on March 20, 2004 and we still love you with all our hearts. We love you and miss you so much.One day, we will all celebrate your birthday together in Heaven. Love, MawMaw and PapPap
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on January 1, 2012
Happy New Year, Sweetheart. Another year has past away since you were taken from your loving family. Hopefully, 2012 will bring justice to those who took you from us. The death penalty or life sentence for those who took your life will not bring you back to us, and that is all we want, to have you back with us again. We miss you so much Sweetheart. We Love you and will always miss you.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on December 26, 2011
Sure missed you alot Christmas Day, just as we do everyday. So glad MawMaw and me were able to spend time with you Christmas morning. Your Daddy, uncles, aunts and cousins came to spend some time with us Christmas Day, and you were with us in our hearts and memories. We know your Chistmas Day with our Savior was special. Merry Christmas, Sweeheart. Love, PapPap.
Posted by Kim Moore on December 7, 2011
My mother and father-in-law found one of Kaylees balloons in a field yesterday. We live in Red Oak, NC. They called and spoke to Mr. and Mrs. Whetzel, the grandparents. They shared this with me and my children and we wanted you to know we are praying for your family and that someone in NC is thinking of Kaylee.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on November 9, 2011
Sorry for taking so long to write this. We really had a good turnout and a good time Sat. Nov 5, at your benefit. It was a great success. We know that you and God were in our presence. We love you and miss you. Daddy, MawMaw & PapPap
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on October 23, 2011
Today was a sad day for your Daddy, MawMaw, PapPap and family. Today was 2 yrs. since you left your loved ones. We long for the day that we will all be together again in God's Mansion of Glory. We love you and miss you so much. Love, Daddy, MawMaw, PapPap and family
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on September 23, 2011
We received very disturbing news yesterday. Today has been a very difficult day for MawMaw and Papa. Love you and miss you so much.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on July 8, 2011
You were in my thoughts a lot today, sweetheart. Love you so much and miss you. PapPap.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on June 28, 2011
On June 17, 2011 your daddy, MawMaw and PapPap went to the Sadie Rose Foundation Memorial Picnic.It was a sad but joyous evening as we rememembered you and other children who were taken from their loved ones too soon. Missed you a lot today.Love, Pap
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on June 3, 2011
Well, sweetheart today was PapPap's birthday.I was thinking of you today, just as I knew you were thinking of us.Birthdays are okay, but not the same without you.MawMaw was so sad today because you were not here to help make PapPap's birthday cake. Love you and miss you. PapPap
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on June 3, 2011
On May 25 your daddy,MawMaw,PapPap,uncles and cousins presented a scholarship in your memory to a very nice young lady at Moorefield High School. A sad time because you are not with us, but joyous because you will always be remembered.Love, PapPap
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on May 28, 2011
Love you and miss you sweetheart. You are not just in our thoughts and hearts this Memorial Day weekend, but everyday. Love, MawMaw and PapPap.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on May 22, 2011
Can't stop looking at your pictures sweetheart. It is still so hard to believe that you are no longer with us. You will always live in my heart and my memories. I love you and miss you Kaylee Grace. PapPap.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on April 24, 2011
This day our Savior rose up from the grave and through his resurrection, Jesus lives today.We also have been given hope that we may one day make Heaven our eternal home.We love and miss Kaylee so much this day, but we know she is home with Jesus.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on March 29, 2011
In memory of Kaylee Grace our family has started a nursing scholarship fund for students in our local high schools.If anyone would like information or would like to make a donation, it can be done at for sharing with us
Posted by Bradley, Laura And Peyton... on March 24, 2011
You are always in our hearts little Kaylee-bug. We miss you so much.
Posted by Donna Skelly on March 22, 2011
I'll never forget the privledge of taking Kaylee a ride on a Tennessee Walking horse. She kissed Tiger on the neck as she dismounted and asked if I would take her a ride again soon. I'm sure she is riding in Heaven and smiling ear to ear.
Posted by Anne Webster on March 21, 2011
I was blessed to get to have Kaylee in my life. God allowed her to be in my life for a short time, but she will be in my heart forever.
Posted by Sarah Baker on March 21, 2011
we will all really miss her because i know that I do.. I miss those days playing with her at the communite center and seeing her at all the pageants(there to support her cousin, Jaden!) Hope to see her soon one day! :)Happy Birthday darling,we love u
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on March 20, 2011
On this day 7 years ago, our family was blessed by a beautiful little girl.God allowed you to spend 5 1/2 of those 7 years with your loved ones and then God called you home to spend eternity with him. Happy Birthday Kaylee Grace.We love and miss you.
Posted by Janae Shields on March 19, 2011
The last time I saw sweet Kaylee, she was standing in her classroom door with a huge smile on her face waiting to get a drink at the water fountain. When I passed by she waved and kept her beautiful smile! She certainly is smiling in Heaven!
Posted by Annamarie Tatum on March 16, 2011
Play happily in the Angels garden sweetheart. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on March 15, 2011
Kaylee Grace was a precious little girl who was taken from her family and friends too soon. Kaylee Grace will always be loved and remembered by her Daddy, MawMaw, PapPap, family and friends. We love you.
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Posted by Dale B Whetzel on 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.
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on 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. 
Posted by Dale B Whetzel on 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. 
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Memories of Kaylee

Shared by Anne Webster on 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

Shared by Janae Shields on 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!