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August 26th, 2019

kayla beachyKayla Ann (Snovelle) Beachy, 27, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Soule Elementary School in Dodge City. 

She was born Feb. 13, 1991 to Karen (Reineke) and Jason Snovelle in Liberal. 

She married Darrell Eugene Beachy Sept. 30, 2016, at First Christian Church in Dodge City. He survives.

She graduated from Sublette High School in 2009 and then earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fort Hays State University in 2014. 

She had a passion for interior design and the color teal. Growing up in Sublette and Gridley, she was a Girl Scout and participated in softball, golf, and scholar’s bowl in high school. 

She found her calling in life as a teacher, and through her profession, touched the hearts and minds of many young Southwest Kansas children. 

She was a member of First Christian Church of Dodge City, where she volunteered as a greeter and assisted with stage design. 

Survivors also include her parents; stepdaughters, Kylie and Raelynn Christenson, Hutchinson; sister, Kaytie Lynn Snovelle, Sublette; maternal grandparents, Jim and Laura Reineke, Sublette; paternal grandfather, Raymond Snovelle, Burlington; aunt, Shawn Miller and husband, Jon, Cimarron; uncles: Jeff and Christie Reineke, Dodge City, Jerry Snovelle and companion, Terry Odom, and Justin Snovelle, Burlington; and many other family and wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Alice (Hoskins) Snovelle.

• Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10, at First Christian Church with Pastor Dusty Cookson, Pastor Richard Crockett, and Pastor Tim Tidenberg presiding. 

A sunset burial will be at 5 pm at the Haskell County Cemetery following the service.

The first visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. 

A second visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Dodge City. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. 

As a memorial, Kayla’s family wishes to honor her legacy and requests children’s backpacks filled with school supplies. These may be brought to either visitation or to the funeral service. Monetary donations to purchase Scholastic books or school supplies in memory of Mrs. Beachy can be made payable to the First Christian Church, and or the Sublette Public Schools Foundation, in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. 

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