Kay Riepenhoff Funeral/Burial Fund

Kay loved her life and definitely her family, most importantly her son & grandchildren! After being diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and being rediagnosed the following year, I am sure she wanted to not put any burden on Bobby so she took out 2 life insurance policies just enough to take that responsibility off of him or anyone. Unfortunately, the blow came the day after he buried his mom that she did not have either policy for 2 years so they did not mature. As if these last couple weeks have not been hard enough on Bobby, this unknown financial obligation has been startling. It has been hard enough  watching him get that phone call saying "there's nothing else we can do for your mom" then spending 6 days helplessly witnessing her deteriorate until watching her take her very last breath. Then while trying to mourn himself, he had to stay strong to tell our children the devastating news that their Grandma that they adored and got so close to while living with us, has went to Heaven. He spent the next 3 days at the funeral home, at the cemetery & then at the church making all of the decisions & arrangements for her beautiful service. Bobby is a very strong, proud man but as an only child he can only do so much. If we can help at least by taking some of the financial responsibility off of him, he can spend time healing instead. Any contribution is more than greatly appreciated! ♡


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Jaylene Smith 
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