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“To the family of Harley. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. I saw her grandparents a week or so ago. I was shocked to see it was so soon....Read More »
1 of 49 | Posted by: Ginger Mestemaker Hall - Tekonsha, MI

“Dear Bobby Jo and all Family members: I followed Harley's condition on Facebook, she was such a pretty girl! I wish I could have met her. She is...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: Dianna L. Baker - Cheyenne,, WY

“Harley was always cheerful, kind and considerate. She cared about all the kids she met in the hospital and would always inquire about their well...Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: Donovan Bowerbank - MI

“Allen, Amy, Bobby Jo & Family Harley was beyond a doubt an amazing young women! My heart aches for you and your family, as I share your grief,...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Raymond Carver - Marshall, MI

“We feel sadden at the loss of this young lady. Our hopes and prayers are with Al and Amy at a sad time in your lives. She will be missed and prayed...Read More »
5 of 49 | Posted by: John and Donna Mahoney - MI

“Stacie and family - Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Find comfort in your beautiful...Read More »
6 of 49 | Posted by: Bev Bressette - Jackson, MI

“To the family of Harley Kay, thoughts and prayers have been with you all through this tough time of sadness and worry. Michigan Department of...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Mary Nix - Bronson, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
8 of 49 | Posted by: Casey Nager - Marshall, MI

“Trudy and Kassandra our thoughts are with you and you family. ”
9 of 49 | Posted by: David Bowers - marshall, MI

“Harley was such a wonderful girl. always thinking of others. she was a fighter. I am glad I was able to know her and you, her family, by knowing and...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: Sue Juzswik - commerce twshp, MI

“Bobbi Jo,There are no words that would even begin to ease the great loss of losing a child. My heart aches for you and your family. Know that my...Read More »
11 of 49 | Posted by: Kit Stinson - Kalamazoo, MI

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 49 | Posted by: George and Debbie - battle creek, MI

“May God in his infinite mercy bring peace to your family as you cherish the memories of the precious angel He loaned to you. I'm sure your life was...Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: Reba (Emmert) Matern - Mansfield, OH

“Allen, Amy, Bobby Jo & Family Harley was truly an amazing young women! I always looked forward to seeing her smile & hearing her upbeat voice. ...Read More »
14 of 49 | Posted by: Kathy Carver-Neal - Albion, MI

“harley you will be sadly missed your were a good friend and i will never forget the good times we had i love you and in the short time we had...Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: susan hensley - ALBION, MI

“Dear Allen, Amy,Bobby Jo, Bill and Sue Our darling Harley has gone home. Now she will reside in perfect beauty and love. Harley was such a sweet...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Carl and Jari Smith - Saline, MI

“Dear Bobby, Brenda, Amy, Allen, Frank and Ruby,and other family members. Just wanted to let you know that i am praying for the family that God will...Read More »
17 of 49 | Posted by: Barbara Goddard - Reston, VA

“Harley was such a remarkable young lady.Eventhough i never got a chance to meet her i feel as though i know her through all the wonderful memories...Read More »
18 of 49 | Posted by: Barbara Goddard - Reston, VA

“Allen and Amy, I am so sorry to hear about Harley. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and God Bless. Dawn...Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Dawn Blowers - Springfield, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know Harley the article in the Enquirer was beautiful and I loved reading about Harley's awesome sense...Read More »
20 of 49 | Posted by: Wendi Keathley - Battle Creek, MI

“May God be with you all. ”
21 of 49 | Posted by: sheila baker - albion, MI

“Bobby, Brenda, Uncle Frank & Aunt Ruby; I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted to let you all know that the whole Elder family is thinking of you...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Cathy Elder Arabia - Irondale, OH

“To every member of Harley's courageous family... Thank you so much for the opportunity to care for this brave young lady. She was quite an...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: Lori B. LPN Lifespan Hospice Residence - MI

“Sue and Bill, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your granddaughter. Always remember the good times. ”
24 of 49 | Posted by: Al Boughton - Kalamazoo, MI

“Harley was an inspiration to all - follow your passion...Tammy ”
25 of 49 | Posted by: Tammy Gualdoni - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“allen and amy, bill and sue, please accept our condolences and prayers on harleys' death. i pray your guardian angels enfold you all in their...Read More »
26 of 49 | Posted by: anita [wiser]kunz - Mchenry,, IL

“Allen and Amy and family, My heart breaks for you all right now. You guys have been amazing parents through all this and I am inspired by your...Read More »
27 of 49 | Posted by: Janet and Dana Richards - MI

“Bill & Sue, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your granddaughter, Harley. Please know that we are keeping you both, along with all of your...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: Paul & Shannon Aikins - Marshall, MI

“Words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your loss. I wish that I had been able to meet Harley - she sounds like an amazing girl with so much to...Read More »
29 of 49 | Posted by: Cindy - Battle Creek, MI

“Bill and Sue, I just heard of Harley's passing and I'm so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but I feel I got to know this...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Amy Weaver - Battle Creek, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this trajic time. Praying that God holds you all up with his comfort and peace. Randy and...Read More »
31 of 49 | Posted by: Randy and Carolyn Fudge - Dublin

“My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this difficult time. May God's love and Harley's memories comfort you. Love, The Fountain's ”
32 of 49 | Posted by: Jessica (Flanders) Fountain - MI

“bobby jo i'm sorry to hear about harley ”
33 of 49 | Posted by: mary hubbard-monarch - marshall, MI

“Allen and Bobbie Jo. I remember Harley the cutest thing and the cause of the brightest twinkle in allen's eyes, Harley K was inseperable from Allen,...Read More »
34 of 49 | Posted by: alaarick Fairchild - Oceanside, CA

“Al & Amy, With a broken heart, we are so thankful to God that he crossed our paths in life so that we could meet you & your daughter. We will...Read More »
35 of 49 | Posted by: John & Jennifer Ballard - MI

“To the entire family, Our hearts go out to you... We just found out and we are truly heart broken... I wish I could've found her on Facebook so I...Read More »
36 of 49 | Posted by: Sheila, Chris & Mason Baker - KY

“I am so sorry for your loss.She will be missed.she is in the Masters hands now. Happy & healthy. ”
37 of 49 | Posted by: sally oteney - muskegon, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Harley as a friendly, smiley young girl. Love to all. ”
38 of 49 | Posted by: Rick & Sharon McKelvey - MI

“My prayers to the family. I'm a friend of Kimiko's and I know how hard this is. I miss you Harley, you where such a cutie. ”
39 of 49 | Posted by: Cameron Rohrer - Athens, MI

“Bobby and the rest of the family , I am so thankful to have meet Harley. Very brave young lady and every time I saw her she had a smile on her face,I...Read More »
40 of 49 | Posted by: Kim Fay - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“I never met Harley but grew up with her grandmother Brenda and knew her grandfather Bob briefly when just a teen myself of 14. I don't know what to...Read More »
41 of 49 | Posted by: Juanita Flener Hamlin - Moyock, NC

“Allen and Amy, So sorry to hear about Harley's passing. We are sending you and your family our condolences during your time of grief, may God bless...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: Kevin & Mary Smith - Battle Creek, MI

“Bill and Sue, So sorry to read about the passing of your granddaughter, Harley. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. From what I read,...Read More »
43 of 49 | Posted by: Barb Gustafson Harris - MI

“Harley you will missed so much! ”
44 of 49 | Posted by: Grace Masten - battle creek, MI

“Harley Kay I love you tons but now you are part of this world that's much bigger than anyone of knows. Glad you decieded to throw spit balls when I...Read More »
45 of 49 | Posted by: Gale Wallace - Coldwater, MI

“. . Alan & Amy, My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Harley put up a good fight and is an inspiration to others with cancer. She will be sadly...Read More »
46 of 49 | Posted by: Phyllis Gresly - Marshall, MI

“Allan and fanily : we were sorry to read of your daughters passing. We will pass this on to Don. Ron and Char Quada ”
47 of 49 | Posted by: Ron and Char Quada - Marshall, MI

“harley you will be missed we used to go to school and have fun together and you were and are a great friend love you girly way to fight and stay...Read More »
48 of 49 | Posted by: christian roberts - kalamazoo, MI

“Harley was a beautiful angel here on earth, now she is even more beautiful. She was never anything but a polite, kind, courtious, and fun young lady....Read More »
49 of 49 | Posted by: Peg Swan - Homer, MI

Harley Kay VanZandt, age 16, of Springfield, died at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Harley was born on July 1, 1995 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall to Allen R. and Bobby Jo (Winter) VanZandt. She has attended Harper Creek High School where she is a member of the junior class. Harley did some part time work as a server at the Full Moon Restaurant in Albion with her grandmother. She had attended West Eckford Missionary Church. Harley enjoyed reading and photography. Recently she had began riding horses which she found was something she had a passion for (as she did all animals!). This past year Harley and her family enjoyed a "Make A Wish" trip to fulfill her dream of traveling to New York City where they all shopped and partyed!. Harley is survived by her mother Bobby Jo Winter of Springfield, her father and step-mother Allen and Amy VanZandt of Battle Creek, her sister Bailey Winter and brother Austin Tackett both of Springfield, her maternal grandparents Bob and Connie Winter of Jackson, Brenda and Billy Heckman of Marshall, her paternal grandparents Bill and Sue VanZandt of Marshall, and her maternal great-grandparents Ruby and Frank Goddard of Albion, and her aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 723 US27 North, Marshall on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 2PM-8PM where the family will be present from 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM to greet friends and share memories. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Ryan Powell officiating. Interment will follow at West Eckford Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Assistance with memorials is available at Kempf Funeral Home. To leave a message for the family and sign the on line guest register visit www.kempffuneralhome.com

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