Smither, Haylee D. 1995-2017

AMAZONIA, Mo. Haylee Danielle Smither, 21, of Amazonia, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care, in St. Joseph.

She was born on November 6, 1995, in St. Joseph, to Keith Smither and Shelly (Nester) Smither.

Haylee loved to help people in any way she could, including organ donation. She graduated Savannah High School in 2014. She played softball for the Savannah Savages. Haylee was a student at Missouri Western State University. She was working on a Business Administration degree.

Survivors include: her mother, Shelly Smither; father and step-mother, Keith and Teresa Smither; maternal grandparents, Audrey and Barry Parks, of St. Joseph, and Gerry Nester, of Savannah; paternal grandparents, Carolyn and Harlan Smither, of St. Joseph; brother, Travis and Chloe Smither, of St. Joseph; sister, Angela Miller, of Blue Springs, Missouri; niece, Aubrey Ethington, of Blue Springs, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Kelly and Ron Jr. Wood, of Savannah, Shauna Nester and Brett Haggard, of St. Joseph, Troy Parks, of St. Joseph, Amanda Parks, of Boonville, Missouri, Wayne and Lori Smither, of Sedalia, Missouri, Sherlyn Jurgensen, of Gower, Missouri, Kathleen and Bret Mersman, of Belton, Missouri, and John Miller, of Kansas City, Missouri; and numerous cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah.

Visitation and family receiving hours will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah.

Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery, in Amazonia.

Memorial contributions can be made in Haylees name to the Midwest Transplant Network. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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