Wennihan, Bailee 1996-2016

GOWER, Mo. Bailee Shennen Jontee Wennihan, 20, Gower, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Farmers Branch, Texas, as a result of West Nile and Lyme Disease.

She was born on January 9, 1996, in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Bailee Shennen Jontee graduated from East Buchanan High School. She truly enjoyed school and music. She wrote many songs and enjoyed playing the violin. Bailee loved playing basketball, traveling, was a wonderful artist and photographer.

Her life was dedicated to serving God and she lived each day with an abundance of faith. She was able to forgive and go on with laughter, love and kindness. Her motto was Laugh as much as you breathe and love as much as you live.

Bailee Shennen Jontee was preceded in death by: her great-grandmother, Nadine Cline; and uncle, Johnny Gatewood.

She is survived by: her brother, Padrick Wennihan; mother, Gina Gatewood-Griffin; NaNa, Teena Marks; great-grandfather, Gene Cline; uncles, Tommy and Steve Cusick; grandfather John Gatewood Sr.; cousins, Lauren, Carson Nadine, and Amber; other relatives and many, many friends.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31,at First Baptist Church, in Gower.

Burial: Dearborn Cemetery.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, at the church.

Arrangements: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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