Dear Mr. and Mrs. Yale,
I know this is a bit late, but I just wanted say that Katie was so precious. She had the warmest smile, and it just drew you in. She had the lamest jokes that would result in all of us laughing hysterically. If it wasn't for Katie, I would not have a relationship with our Lord and Savior. She helped me through some things in middle school when she was my "big sister". She'd always write me letters like two pages long encouraging me. She gave me index cards with verses to help me in my predicaments. The most special thing about Katie was that she cared. She would always listen and pray over me. She would ask the Lord to provide me with strength and draw me close to Him. She didn't only so this with me though. That was the special part- she prayed for and cared about everyone. I can not express how much how grateful I am to of known her. I just thought you should know that. I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas.
Daddy misses you but I know that God has a divine reason for taking you. I am and have always been so proud of you. Because of your testimony and who you were, you will be receiving awards in heaven for many years to come. I love you Katie Diane. I will see you soon baby.
Dear yale i know u are going throw a hard time without katie but as she said whenpushed 2the edge of difficulty trust god 2 catch u or teach. U 2 fly kdy love the maxwell
To Katie's family--our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time; we know God is your strength and refuge in these traumatic hours and days.
Dear Doug, Karen and family; This will be the worst days of your life, but God will help you thru it. Many are praying for you and lifting you up to the lord. I remember Katie as the bright young girl in Awanas that worked so hard on her memory verses. She loved the Lord and He loved her and loves her still. She is in His arms. Her testimony to many will draw them to God, and perhaps some will even come to know Him because of her. May God be with you and comfort you in your time of grief. We'll be praying for you. Should you need someone to talk to, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary and Shirley Shamel
Folks, so sorry for your loss. May God pour out His comfort and grace to you at this time. Through Jesus Christ.
May God guide you and give you all strength in this time of sorrow. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Katie I wish I had the honor to meet you. You have touched so many lives and brought so many people closer in their faith. Thank you for bringing me closer in mine. Until I have the chance to meet you in heaven have fun baby girl walking the streets of gold with our Heavenly Father. Rest in peace Katie. Gone but never forgotten
Karen, Doug, Beth and Amanda what an amazing example you all have been through this time. Katie is leaving a legacy and I am honored to be part of the Keswick family that gets to experience and see it first hand. God is changing lives and hearts and it is through the example of a life well lived by your sweet girl, a life lived for God. We love you all and continue to lift you up.
I am praying for your family and I know God is Helping you through this time .
To the Yale's - still praying for you. You are all greatly loved and it is amazing how God has used your precious daughter's life to bring others to Him. Love you all
Dear Karen, Doug, and Family-
Are hearts are deeply touched by the news of the sudden loss of your beloved Katie. We are praying that the presence of God will be felt daily as He carries you forward.
Sending Strength, Peace & Prayers to you all.
Praying for your family and for healing.
Love, The Hoehn family
I am grieved today at the loss of your precious daughter. I am confident that we have a loving Father who watches out over us in every chapter of our lives. I'm praying for your guys today.
Please know that we share in your pain and grief and also in faith that she is with our savior Jesus.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Uncle Gary and Aunt Denise
Doug, Karen, Beth and Amanda -
Our hearts are broken and we hope you feel our prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Katie. We have no words to ease your pain, please know that your family is loved by Park Street and that you are lifted up on constant prayer. Katie was such a great friend and teen band mate to our Steven and always so kind to our girls. Her infectious spirit will be missed but never forgotten. We love you.
Dearest Katie, you made such a mark in the short life that you had here with us, you are a remarkable young lady, we will always remember your smile, your thoughtfulness and most of all your faith.........Rest in peace
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
I wish we could bring Katie back to you, but I know she's safe in Heaven with angels wings. I know her presence will live in our hearts....oh but if only to see her again. One day we will be reunited with her as the trumpet sounds or when it's our time to leave this place. We love you Karen, Doug, Beth, & Amanda. Donna & Joe Bailey
We will miss you Katie. You were such a joy to be around and such a sweet girl. I'll see you again in heaven sweet girl.
We are so saddened by your loss. May God lift you up in your time of need. < ?
Katie , your life has touched mine so immensely . You were such a beautiful girl . I still can't believe this has happend. I'm sorry that this happend to you . You're in heaven now but I know we all wish you could still be here with us now . I love you . I loved how much you loved Jesus and how you showed it every single day. I love how much your inner beautiful showed every single day . I love you ! Thank you for touching my life and making me change my ever sinning heart .
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. A young life taken much too soon. Wish we could be there.
With much love - Uncle Raymond and Aunt Judi
We are so saddened by your loss. May God lift you up in your time of need. < ?
Karen, Sherilyn, & family,
My heart goes out to you. You continue to be in my prayers. May God grant you peace.
We are so sorry about your loss. May God give you the Peace that only He can give during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Irene Quick
Doug, Karen, Beth & Amanda, I am praying for our Lord to help you through your time of sorrow. I know that you have a great faith in our Lord and Savior and that we will see Katie again. Love you guys.
My Dear Yale Family, what amazing strength & courage your family has shown thru this terrible tragedy! I'm sure you don't feel like you have the strength or courage to go on at times, but you have been a blessing to me & others & an encourager!! Thank you for raising such a beautiful & Godly daughter who has touched so many in her young life! Because of her, there are lives being changed & going to Heaven! Wow....you must feel so proud of Katie!! Our prayers are with you all & will be for a long time!! Love
Doug & Karen, our prayers are with you during this time of trial in your life. I know your faith and trust in God will provide you the strength you need.
“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you.” -(Winnie the Pooh)
We are praying that the comfort only God can give will help you through the following days . We weep with your family for this horrendous loss . We love all of you.
We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Katie Lou, you were our first niece and first blessing. Your smiles and your beauty will always be a special part of who you are to us. Please save a dance for Uncle Kenney. Love ya sweets. God is blessing!!!
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
Doug and Karen,
Your family has been in our prayers and thoughts since Sherilyn asked us to pray for Katie. I am so blessed by the way you have glorified the Lord with your faith and peace in the midst of your mourning. Our prayers for you are for the long term- on those days when you miss her so bad you feel like you can't move forward. I know the Lord will show His comfort to you until that day when you are with her in eternity, worshiping the Lord Jesus together.
Love and hugs, from Carolyn (Nick's older sister)
We are praying for you all at this time. We love you all.
Words are so inadequate right now and trying to make sense of all that's happened is pointless. The God of all comfort will do His job. We rest in His arms.
Dear, dear Crittenden and Yale families, our hearts are broken and we continue in loving prayer. We send huge hugs from Mexico.
dear miss Karen it devon Maxwell and I know what happen to Katie is a loss in your hart but she in a better place right now and maby she looking down and saying I love you mom and dad but jest rember that she is happy in heaven and she walking the street of gold and bowing down the Jesus Christ I love your famly and Katie love the maxwell
Our family is praying for you & your community. May God surround you with healing and love as seek peace & understanding. Having been thru this ourselves recently, we share in your grief. While Katie is now smiling down on us as she walks hand in hand with our Lord & Savior, she will always be in your heart. God bless your family.
Karen and Doug we are praying for you and your family to get through this. My children said a special prayer last night at the dinner table just for you all. You are such a wonderful family and we love you all
Our prayers are with you forever.
Steve & Yvonne Basarab
Karen, my heart goes out to you, Doug, the girls and your whole family. I know that your faith will get you through this. Thank the Lord that she knew Jesus as her Savior. I love you and my prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yale family. Katie was such a special girl. She will be greatly missed.
Larry & Gerry Kimmitt
My heart goes out to you for the deep loss you must be feeling for your beloved Katie. How sad to lose someone so loved and so needed. May you find comfort in prayer and in one another.
unbelievable tragedy...we will be praying for the family that they find comfort knowing you are with God.
Praying for Katie and your family! So sorry for your loss! May she Rest In Peace!
Your in our thoughts and prayers