Friday, July 1, 2016

Updated Obituary - Isaiah Keith Jones

Isaiah Keith Jones
Isaiah Keith Jones, 5, of Peculiar, MO died June 29, 2016 after a hard fought battle with Vanishing White Matter Disease. He was born on October 13, 2010 in Kansas City, MO to Bethany Jones. 

Isaiah is survived by his parents, Bethany Jones and Andrew Baer; his maternal grandparents, Don and Teresa Jones of Peculiar, Missouri; his paternal grandparents, Rex and Jane Baer of Harrisonville, Missouri; his maternal great-grandparents, Pat and Charlie Jones of Republic, Missouri and Kay and Porter Leffingwell of Marionville, Missouri; paternal great-grandparents, Cletus and MaryAnn Hempen of Breese, Illinois; other relatives and many friends. A special thank you to Isaiah's care providers including: Ingrid Larson and staff, Dr. Jenni Linebarger, Samantha Allen, Cyndi Lueckenotto, Linda Sharp, Nathan Apple, Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dr. Gina Jones, Brenda Kehler, and Isaiah's team at the Kansas City Hospice House. 

Jesus called us to not hide our light, and Isaiah had a light that could not be hidden - his light shined even in the darkest days. Isaiah made a lasting impact on many lives with his smile and perseverance. He gave us inspiration that no matter the trials of life, we should keep shining our light to help others see the beauty in all things. He accomplished a life's work in a very short amount of time. 

There will be a visitation service on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:00am at the Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. Funeral services to follow at 11:30am. A private graveside service will be held in Galena, Missouri on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The family asks that you please honor Isaiah's life by wearing bright colors. 
 
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to find a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease. You can donate online here: www.crowdrise.com/findacureforvwm/fundraiser/bethanyjones2 or make a check payable to AFTAU.