Kehl Lauren Marie Kehl, 20, passed away on May 28, 2013, in Ashtabula, Ohio. She was a student and a 2011 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. She attended Columbus State Community College. She had an infectious giggle and hoped to help others by being a counselor someday. She was an animal lover and a beautiful free spirit, not afraid of anything. She will live in our hearts forever. She is preceded in death by her great grandmother Ida Kehl and her grandfather Clyde Riley. She is survived by her parents, David Kehl and Debra Riley; and by her stepmother, Patricia Kehl; by her sister, Anna Kehl and her stepsister, Laura Mishne. Other survivors include her grandparents, Thurman and Darlene Kehl, and Carolyn and Dewey Gaddis; her aunts and uncles, Dawn and John Miller, Denise and Trent Barte, David and Doris Riley, and Kathy and Ray Crago; and numerous cousins. A private funeral service with burial in Union Cemetery was held in Columbus by EGAN-RYAN NORTHWEST CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lauren's memory to Bridges to Discovery, 5083 State Route 45, Rome, Ohio 44085.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 1 to June 2, 2013