Today in the newspaper:
Kiley Elisabeth Martens, 24, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008. She was born Aug. 19, 1983.
Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Devin Martens of Tallahassee, Fla., and Kirby Martens of Springdale; two sisters, Becke Stuart of Conway and Amelia Martens of Springdale; and maternal grandparents, Dewey and Sylvia Pitts of Fayetteville.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at Westfield Chapel with the family present from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville with Pastors Steve Dixon, Red Dixon and Tony Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville. Pallbearers will be Nathan Strigler, Craig Dewey, Trey Bailey, Chuck King, Jeff Martens and Eric Stuart. To sign the online guest book go to www.westfieldchapel.com.
I know Kiley's family would love to hear from her friends who loved her! Her guestbook is such a sweet way to share a good memory of Kiley!
Kiley holding Miranda's daughter, Alyson
Bottom row(Robin, me, and Miranda)
More pictures from this summer of Kiley, friends, and me.
Also, visit: Miranda's site
I am delaying my Valentine's Day post for a few reasons. Yesterday, amidst all of our early Valentine parties, a good friend of mine from Northwest Arkansas passed away. A phone call last night rocked me to the core and forever changed my world. Her suicide has left her friends and family questioning God tonight and trying to put the pieces back together. I specifically ask for your prayers. The last two days have been extremely hard for me, as I know for all of her friends and family. Her funeral will be on Saturday morning in Fayetteville, a day I am hosting a baby shower at my home for another friend. It will work out for me to still do both, but I am going to need some major strength. Any death is hard, but this one in particular is heart wrenching. My heart is heavy with anguish and grief. I too wish like everyone else that I called her more often and expressed more passionately what a wonderful friend she was. She was an incredible woman and truly lit up the room with her sense of humor and undeniable beauty. She is missed tonight and I am trusting in the hope that is Christ that I will see her again. I am comforted by God's word, and for those of you who loved Kiley, I hope it comforts you too.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
"Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given [us] everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, may he
Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work."