In loving memory of Karly Pearce

It is with a heavy heart that the Chatham Police Department shares the following.......

On 1/23/18, Heaven gained a little angel.  6 year old Karly Pearce passed away in the loving presence of her family.  Karly is survived by her father, Ryan Pearce, her mother, Kim Pearce, and her 4 year old sister, Reagan Pearce.  

 Karly was a first grader at Glenwood Elementary School.  Her smile truly lit up any room she was in.  She enjoyed dancing, she loved to swim, and she loved Barbie.  She was a big Chicago Cubs fan and even at a very young age, Karly was a very giving person.  She cut off and donated part of her hair for a good cause.  
Some of you reading this may know Karly's father, Officer Ryan Pearce. Ryan was hired at Chatham PD in 2009. Ryan is extremely dedicated to this job and this community, and the sudden loss of his daughter has devastated him, his family, and the rest of the Chatham Police Department.  We are all grieving for them.    

I believe that it is time that our community takes care of Officer Pearce and his own family in their own time of need.  It is time to unleash the outpouring of compassion and support that I have seen this community is capable of when it has come together in dealing with other tragedies that have occurred here in the last few years.  I would love to see this community put the Pearce family on their backs and prop them up when they need it the most.  

This GoFundMe account is a direct effort to provide some financial relief to the Pearce family as they begin the grieving process for their beloved daughter.  All donations raised go to the Pearce family for medical and funeral expenses.  No gift is too big or too small.  Thank you for your support of the Pearce family in their time of need.  If you have any questions please call the Chatham Police Department at (217) [phone redacted].

  • Rachel Schleyhan 
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • steven suhl 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge 
    • $250 
    • 45 mos
  • Steve, Kelly & Dalton Manci 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Anna Hruby 
    • $400 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dacia Marsaglia 
Woodside, IL
Ryan Pearce 
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