Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kadie's viewing

Today was Kadie's viewing. In general, I don't handle death, viewings, or funerals well, but seeing that tiny casket was so hard. It isn't fair. She should still be here with her sisters and parents. She looked so peaceful and I know she isn't suffering any more, but my heart still breaks. I'm honored to have met her.

Kadence "Kadie" Louise Stonebraker, 4, Decker's Point, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.

The daughter of Jacob P. and Sarah L. (Yeomans) Stonebraker, she was born March 14, 2007, in Indiana.

Kadie greatly enjoyed attending Junior Church at the Bible Baptist Church located near Clymer.

She loved playing with little puppies and her kitty, Fluffy. Kadie liked spending time outside taking Ranger rides; swimming in the pool; jumping on the trampoline; having family cookouts; and watching fireworks.

Other moments that brought joy and smiles to Kadie included making macaroni and cheese with Nana Pat and "cooking" coffee with her Aunt Nancy.

A huge fan of Taylor Swift, Kadie loved the country music singer and her music. Kadie was able to attend two Taylor Swift concerts and was thrilled to receive a package of Taylor Swift items, including some autographed memorabilia, directly from the country singer's management team.

Kadie is survived by her parents, Jake and Sarah Stonebraker; her two sisters, Gracie Stonebraker, age 5, and JoJo Stonebraker, age 2, all at home in Decker's Point; paternal grandparents, Paul and Kathy Stonebraker of Decker's Point; and maternal grandparents, Daryl and Linda Yeomans of Rural Valley, and Dave and Emma Adams of Creekside.
She is also survived by her paternal great-grandmother, Patricia Raspe of Decker's Point; maternal great-grandparents, Ron and Doris Stiffler of Creekside; maternal step-great-grandmother, Marilyn Adams of Indiana; maternal step-great-grandfather, Leo Mattillio of Rural Valley; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather, Fred Raspe; paternal great-grandparents, Herb and Helen Stonebraker; maternal great-grandparents, Frank and Ruby Yeomans; and her paternal great-aunt, Mary Louise "Chuckie" Knupp.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor James McCaulley officiating.

Interment will follow at the Shiloh Cemetery in Decker's Point.

In lieu of flowers, Kadie's family would appreciate memorial contributions be forwarded to the Junior Church in care of the Bible Baptist Church, 6280 Route 286 Hwy East, Indiana, Pa. 15701.

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