Rylee A. Fanning

Rylee Ann Fanning

Was an inspirational child who touched everyone she met. On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, her long battle with a rare pediatric cancer ended at the tender age of 2 ½. She passed peacefully in her mother's arms at her home in Issaquah, WA.

Rylee was an extremely brave child who never feared her treatments or stays in the hospital. She always seemed to have a smile on her face and light up a room regardless of the incredibly trying circumstances.

Rylee enjoyed watching SpongeBob and Mickey Mouse, visiting the animals at the zoo, car rides, taking naps in her wagon, and generally being outside.

Rylee is survived by her parents, Mike and Stephanie Fanning, her grandparents, Mary Jo and Larry Fanning, Steve and Cyndi Snider, Linda and Steve Hullett, and her great grandmother Thelma Renfro. Her aunt's and uncle's are Laura and Rick Hassman, and Leigh, Kristin and Paige Hullett. Her cousin's are Haley and Dylan Hassman. Rylee is also the granddaughter of the late Theresa Snider and niece to Heather Snider.

Rylee will be sorely missed, but her beautiful smile and personality will live in eternity through those who loved her and knew her best.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 13 at 5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 N. State Rd. 109Wilkinson, IN 46186, which will include a dinner.

Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel is assisting with local arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either of the following organizations who kindly supported Rylee and participated in her treatment.

Seattle Children's Hospital:


Make a Wish Foundation:


Support the Kid:


Corporate Angel Network:


Funeral Home

Leppert Mortuary Nora Chapel
740 East 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 7, 2013