2013-02-03 14.27.22
Kaylie Kathleen Smith
  • 21 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 2, 1991
  • Place of birth:
    Merriam, Kansas, United States
  • Date of passing: May 1, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Rural Franklin County, Kansas, United States
Let the memory of Kaylie's sweet laughter, gracious love, friendship, and infectious giggles be with us forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kaylie Kathleen Smith, 21, born on June 2, 1991 to James Mitchell Smith and Lisa Dianne Smith, both of Ottawa, Kansas.

Kaylie attended all K-12 in Ottawa, Kansas, and graduated in 2009.  She went on to attend Certified Nurses Aide Training through Neosho County Community College and worked as  CNA before moving on to work Security for First Response, Inc., at American  Eagle Outfitters in Ottawa, Kansas.

Kaylie loved to spend times with her friends, and once a friend, always a friend.  She liked going to the Reneissance Festival and her maternal grandma, Wilma, among many other clothes, also made her a gypsy costume one year for that.  Kaylie enjoiyed watching, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer; Smalltown: American's Next Top Model, reading and watching fantasy shows and novels.  Kaylie liked sewing and made many of her own clothes in sewing class.  Kaylie loved to buy clothes for Lana and playing with Lana.

Kaylie and Shawn Bailey married and gave birth to their only child, Lana Leigh Bailey on November 7, 2011.

Kaylie is survived by her husband, Shawn Patrick Bailey; Parents, Lisa Dianne Smith; James Mitchell Smith (Jody); Aunt Linda Lee Journeys; Aunt Deborah Cole & family; brother, Dylan Anthony Smith (Nikki) and son, Alexandar James Smith; sister Shawna Leigh Pettijohn; sister Amanda Dawn Morelan and family; grandparents, Mary Mitchell Smith (Itzen); Anthony and Wilma Pettijohn.  Kaylie was proceeded in death by her great-grandmother, Oda Lee Pettiohn.  Kaylie's only child, Lana Leigh Bailey followed her in death.

  Kaylie was murdered by a trusted acquaintance and then her only child, daughter, Lana Leigh Bailey, was murdered, both on May 1, 2013, in rural Franklin County, Kansas.. We will remember then both forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Neena Lisa Dianne Smith on 6th November 2017

"Six years ago today marks the last day that you were pregnant for the entire day.  You started experiencing contractions and Lana Leigh was preparing, restlessly, to enter the outside. You were so happy & excited!"

This tribute was added by Neena Lisa Dianne Smith on 3rd September 2017

"Thank you Donna Star.  I am sorry for you loss that brings you to this site.  I do appreciate the prayers.  Thank you so much, we shall mourn together."

This tribute was added by donna star on 29th August 2017

"I wish eternal blessings upon your family for the greatest loss of all; a child taken at the hands of murder.  My family is on this site and I happened to come across your tragic story and my eyes are filled with tears and my heart prays for you.  You will be in my prayers forever, blessings, and love, donna Star"

This tribute was added by Neena Lisa Dianne Smith on 29th August 2017

"Thank you so much, Whitney Jones. I just read that and couldn't agree more!"

This tribute was added by Whitney Jones on 27th August 2017

"I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Kaylie and Lana. We all long for the time when Revelation 21:3, 4 will be a reality! At that time, our loved ones will live again and will be reunited with those who love them. Please be assured in the meantime, that the "God of all comfort" has the desire and ability to comfort you in your time of grief. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4."

This tribute was added by Neena Lisa Dianne Smith on 24th August 2017

"Sadly for the rest of her family,  Grandma Mary, joined you and her only great-granddaughter, Little Miss Lana, a short time after you two were taken from us. Grandma Mary had so much fun watching you dress up in the dance leotards when you were little, as she would sing along, "Here she comes, Miss America!" and we would applaud & cheer. I kept the fringed leotards for your kids."

This tribute was added by Neena Lisa Dianne Smith on 8th August 2017

"Thank you so much Diana & Zeke!  And Sasha, I'm sure Lana and Kaylie and your grandma hold to each other tightly, once a grandma or granddaughter, always find love with each other. I smile when I think of all the Grandma's Lana and Kaylie have to love and be loved back by."

This tribute was added by Sasha Covert on 7th August 2017

"Miss you every day...I still think about the times that it could have all been different. Say Hi to my grandma for me up there. She'd love to meet Lana. You see Lana is Aurora's age right now. And my grandma just missed her walking physically. And tell her that I love her. Rest in Peace baby girl....chat to you soon xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Diana Jave on 7th August 2017

"I light a candle to show you that we both will never forget you or Lana. We love you. Diana and Zeke"

This tribute was added by Neena Lisa Dianne Smith on 6th August 2017

"I just wanted to lay a flower for you, Kaylie Grace :)"


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This memorial is administered by:

amanda moss
Amanda Morelan
D Smith
Neena Lisa Dianne Smith
deb cole
Sasha Covert

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